This report provides a contextual analysis of the provision of refugee protection in Lebanon. It highlights the absence of a comprehensive refugee protection legal framework, in favor of a set of formal and informal ad hoc policies, which are limited in scope and inclusivity. While the Lebanese polity is a signatory of international conventions calling for non-discriminatory protection, and non-refoulement, it falls short in practice with direct and indirect measures, breaching those very principles.
This report aims to provide a contextual understanding of migration governance in the Lebanese context, as well as its implications for refugees and migrants. Towards this end, this report provides an overview of the legal and policy framework in Lebanon, notably within the context of the Syrian refugee crisis erupting in 2011. Moreover, the report critically evaluates the legal statuses – if any – pertaining to ‘asylum seekers’, ‘refugees’, and ‘migrants’ on the one hand, and the role of state and non-state actors on the other.
The objective of the report is to identify the psychosocial impact and needs of humanitarian actors working with refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, North Iraq and Palestine. The research approach was based on mixed methods combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. A closed questionnaire was disseminated online on the one hand, and on the other, in-depth interviews were conducted with selected candidates.
تهدف هذه الورقة البحثية إلى تسليط الضوء على عوامل مختلفة تطبع القصة العائلية والمسار الإجتماعي لإمرأة فلسطينية تعيش في مخيم للاجئين في لبنان. وتجدر الإشارة في هذا السياق إلى أن مكوِّنَيْن من الهوية يضطلعان بدور اساسي في بلورة مسألتنا، وهما الهوية الجندرية، والهوية الوطنية. فواقع أن نور تجمع بين كونها امرأة وفلسطينية يجعلها تواجه أشكالا عديدة من العنف، وذلك بسبب الديناميات و/أو حالات التوتر القائمة بين الرجال والنساء من جهة، والفلسطينيين واللبنانيين من جهة أخرى.
This report aims to provide statistical and analytical tools for the recovery community working in North Lebanon, specifically those working with the Nahr el-Bared displaced and returnee population. The information will allow for better assessment of current needs and gaps, which will eventually support the development of appropriate strategies of intervention on both the short and long term.
These papers have been published in the framework of Lebanon Support and Amel Association’s joint call for publications “Glocalizing humanitarian interventions in Lebanon: a reflexive look into innovative practices in times of crises”, and are available individually online on the Humanitarian Knowledge Base project, part of the Civil Society Knowledge Centre.
This policy brief analyses the socio-political implications of the so-called October policies, and suggests legislative, political, and practical measures to improve the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It also aims to inform policy formulation regarding Syrian refugees from a human rights-based perspective, while discussing modalities for enhanced programming at the civil society level.