Refugees

Taking on the Triple Crisis: Civil society perspectives on supporting Lebanon in its response to the concurrent Syria, economic and health crises.

Close to ten years into the Syria crisis, Lebanon is more fragile now than ever before, reducing its immediate ability to provide asylum space to refugees. The likely deterioration of the economic situation in Lebanon into 2020, will require both the humanitarian and development community to respond to increasing needs amongst refugees (both Syrian and [...]

Child Protection – Brief

This brief has been produced by the Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis Network (PASC) ahead of the Brussels IV Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region. PASC is a network of 27 local Non-Governmental Organizations supporting vulnerable Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians. It aims to amplify the capacity and influence of its [...]

Forced Deportations to Syria: Rights Organizations Call on Lebanon to Respect the Rule of Law

Eight Lebanese organizations have called on Lebanese authorities to respect the rule of law and ensure that Syrian nationals have the right of defense against forcible deportation to Syria. These organizations are: The Legal Agenda, Frontiers Rights, Alef, Lebanese Center for Human Rights, Umam for Documentation and Research, Lebanon Support, SMEX and Lebanese Labor Watch. [...]

Annual Report 2018

The Situation of Human Rights in Lebanon In 2018, the Lebanese government took some positive steps towards promoting human rights and showed willingness to comply with certain human rights matters. However, it clearly lacked the capacity and political will to further improve legislation, enforce laws, uphold the country’s international obligations, and create meaningful change. This [...]

ALEF Written Statement at the Support the Future of Syria and the Region Conference

Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Days of Dialogue, April 24, 2018 Session I: Protecting Syrians across the region Written Statement: Protection Challenges in Lebanon[1]   In Lebanon, the conditions of refugees remain fragile, and refugees are still facing growing protection risks. Since the last conference, last year, several policies adopted by the [...]

The Situation of Human Rights in Lebanon -2017

In 2017, Lebanese Parliament amended and passed several laws that improve human rights in Lebanon and reaffirm the realization of several efforts by Lebanese civil society in areas concerning elections, transparency, women’s rights, and torture prevention. Recent legislative reforms include changing the electoral law and the prohibition of marital rape, as well as the criminalization [...]

Rights to a future: Threats to legal and physical safety (2017)

Currently, Lebanon hosts over 1.5 million Syrians and 500,000 registered Palestinian refugees1, amounting to the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Even though the Syrian refugee crisis is in its sixth year and there is an abundant ow of international support, policy- makers fail to respond to the crisis adequately and in [...]

Nahr el Bared – Displacement and Return Monitoring

This report is the the outcomes of the Displacement and Return Monitoring Unit (DRMU). The mandate of the DRMU is to: Monitor the respect of human rights, especially those of vulnerable groups, inside new displacement camps. Monitor the return conditions of the displaced population after the cessation of hostilities in May 2007 The DRMU provided [...]

Addressing the Protracted Refugee Crisis

This paper seeks to analyse and present policy options for long term solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. These options stem from rights standards, and take into account the political, social, and economic challenges that Lebanon suffers from, including those created or exacerbated as a result of the crisis. Key Policy Elements Undergo [...]

Policy Brief: Addressing the Protracted Refugee Crisis (October 2017)

This paper seeks to analyse and present policy options for long terms solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. These options stem from rights standards, and take into account the political, social, and economic challenges that Lebanon suffers from, including those created or exacerbated as a result of the crisis. Full policy brief: Policy [...]