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
Policy Paper on Reforming the “Sponsorship System” for Migrant Domestic Workers: Towards an Alternative Governance Scheme in Lebanon KAFA (Enough Violence and Exploitation) 2012
In recent years, the “sponsorship system” (kafala) in Lebanon and in other countries in the region has been identified as a core problem leading to the exploitation and abuse of migrant domestic... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Migrant Workers, Human Rights & Protection
Intertwined: A Study of Employers of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon International Labour Organization 2016

Over 250,000 migrant women are employed by private households in Lebanon to carry out household tasks such as cleaning, cooking, and caring for children and the elderly. A standard contract for... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Migrant Workers, Livelihoods & Labour Rights, Human Rights & Protection
The Neglected Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis DIIS· Danish Institute for International Studies , Institute for Migration Studies (IMS) 2016
Based on field study in Lebanon Spring 2016, this paper focuses on the consequences of the refugee crisis for the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. 455.000 Palestinians are registered by UNWRA,... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Quality of Life
A Socio-economic Profile of the Nahr El-Bared and Beddawi Refugee Camps of Lebanon: Based on the 2006 Labour Force Survey among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies 2007
As a consequence of the armed struggle between the Islamist group Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese Army in and around the Nahr El-Bared Palestinian refugee camp north of Tripoli the past 3 weeks... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation, The Nahr El-Bared War Refugees, Quality of Life
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