Twelve years since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, the humanitarian crisis resulting from the massive flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon goes beyond an emergency that can be addressed through relief programs solely. The “crisis” has become “protracted displacement” requiring a radical paradigm shift, through focusing efforts on finding effective durable solutions and starting to develop return and post-return plans which necessitate medium and long- term resource allocations. Of course, that doesn’t mean the suspension of emergency aid. A combination of short-, medium- and longer-term goals is crucial.