Refugees

Refugees at Home: A Livelihoods Assessment of Lebanese Returnees from Syria

Over three years after it began, the Syria crisis continues to weigh extremely heavily upon Lebanon. Around a quarter of its population is now made up of refugees, whose needs remain dire even as the resources available to address them appear to be shrinking. The socio-economic impact of the crisis has affected the country as whole – particularly the deprived communities that host the majority of those displaced. Prices have risen, labor markets are saturated and public service providers overstretched.

VASYR 2017: Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The 2017 Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (VASyR) is the fifth annual survey assessing the situation of a representative sample of registered Syrian refugee households to identify situational changes and trends. With over one million registered refugees within its borders, Lebanon hosts the second-largest population of Syrian refugees in the region, and the highest per capita population of refugees in the world. Since the first assessment in 2013, the VASyR has been an essential tool for partnership and for shaping planning decisions and programme design.

Justice for Stability: Addressing the Impact of Mass Displacement on Lebanon’s Justice System

This policy brief outlines options for strengthening rule of law in Lebanon to improve access to justice for both Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees. It discusses stopgap measures for the temporary stay of Syrian refugees in the country and highlights opportunities for long-term reform of the justice system. The brief provides recommendations to key actors on actions to reduce the unsustainable pressure on the Lebanese justice system and to ensure protection of the displaced population.

Refugee Perceptions in Lebanon

This report presents findings from a survey conducted from 3-11 July, 2017 with three distinct refugee groups in Lebanon: Syrian refugees; Palestine refugees from Syria; and Palestine refugees from Lebanon. This is the third round of data collection looking at refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP). The first survey was conducted in March 2017, followed by focus group discussions in May 2017, delving deeper into issues surfaced in the survey.

Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020

For the last six years, Lebanon has been at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Despite increasing economic, social, demographic, political, and security challenges, Lebanon has shown exceptional commitment and solidarity and has welcomed around 1.5 million refugees fleeing war-torn Syria. Lebanese communities have opened their schools, their clinics and even their homes to hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have fled their country and in many cases lost everything.
 

The Neglected Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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, the UN agency established to take care of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. App. 250.000 are living in the Palestinian camps while
the rest are living outside Lebanon. Lebanon refuse to integrate or nationalize the Palestinians who have very restricted access to labor market and receive no help from the Lebanese government in public services.
 

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

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, the vast majority of its population has fled their homes and is now dispersed to the nearby Beddawi refugee camp, and other locations. Based on recent household survey data, this brief report presents statistics on the two populations most severely affected by the displacement from Nahr El-Bared.

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: ANERA Reports on the ground in the Middle East

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 exclusion. The refugees often refer to themselves as “forgotten people” and feel they are living in a hostile environment where their basic human rights are not represented or protected. Caught in the middle of an unsettled political conflict beyond their control, they manage to survive with limited resources and a restricted legal, economic and social system.
 

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