The Open Library Project
The Open Library Project is an online resource library with readily available reference books, reports, studies, guides and tools, and fact sheets relevant to civil society and civil society organisations’ work in Lebanon.
Dossiers are sub-libraries specific to certain events or themes
Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: ANERA Reports on the ground in the Middle East American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera) 2012
The list of challenges Palestinian refugee families living in Lebanon face is long and overwhelming. They live in overcrowded camps and have to deal with discrimination, isolation and social... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Quality of Life
Profiling the Vulnerability of Palestine Refugees from Syria living in Lebanon United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 2015

The “Profiling vulnerability of Palestine refugees from Syria living in Lebanon” report is a multi-sectorial analysis of the vulnerability experienced by the Palestine... [read more]

Refugees, Quality of Life
No Place to Stay? Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Shelter Policy in Lebanon UN-Habitat, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs 2015

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Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Shelter & Housing
Responding to the Syrian crisis in Lebanon: Collaboration between Aid Agencies and Local Governance Structures International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) 2016

This working paper seeks to document and analyse collaboration mechanisms between local authorities and humanitarian actors in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis in urban and peri-urban settings... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Policy Interventions, Humanitarian Financing & Resources
Widening Access to Quality Education for Syrian Refugees: The Role of Private and NGO Sectors in Lebanon Centre for Lebanese Studies 2014

As the Syrian crisis enters the fourth year, there is a timely need to reflect on the wider implications on Lebanon. The influx of over a million and half Syrian refugees has brought a total of... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Education
Local Politics and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Exploring Responses in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan Refugee Studies Centre 2017

Refugee protection is inherently political. While international law and values inevitably influence governments’ decisions about how to respond to refugees, so too do power and interests. Host and... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Policy Interventions
Health Status and Health Needs of Older Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Strong et al. Conflict and Health 2015

This study sought to characterize the physical and emotional conditions, dietary habits,... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Health
The Refugee Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan: The Need for Economic Development Spending Forced Migration Review (FMR) 2014

The entry of Syrian refugees into Lebanon and Jordan has resulted in unprecedented social and economic challenges to both countries. These are felt on a day-to-day basis by all Lebanese and... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Economic Development, Humanitarian Financing & Resources
Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: A Snapshot from Summer 2013 The Institute for the Study of International Migration, The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies 2013

This report points out a number of salient issues that should be further addressed by... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Conflict Resolution
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon between Resilience and Vulnerability Institut des Sciences Politiques 2017

The goal of this study is to measure the impact of the legal status policy on refugee... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Quality of Life, Human Rights & Protection