Refugees

Annual Report 2015

The following report highlights Lebanon’s improvements and setbacks of the most pressing human rights issues in 2015. The Lebanese government has shown a willingness to comply with certain human rights matters, however it clearly lacks the capacity and funds to improve legislation, enforce laws, and report to the United Nations (UN) properly. With regard to [...]

Trapped in Lebanon: The alarming human rights situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

This report analyses the human rights and human security situation of refugees from Syria and their impact on the Lebanese society. Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, Lebanon has received ever-increasing numbers of Syrian citizens and Palestinian refugees living in Syria who were seeking refuge. With almost one and a half million refugees [...]

Solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Lebanon has the highest concentration of refugees per capita and specifically, the highest number of Syrian refugees in the world. As of November 11th, 2014, over a million Syrian refugees were registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the equivalent to more than a quarter of Lebanon’s resident population. The international community [...]

Municipalities in the Protection of Human and Refugee Rights

There are currently over one million Syrian refugees situated in Lebanon, seriously impacting its society and political system. However, this number does not cover the total amount of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. There are many who have not registered with the UNHCR since the Lebanese government has temporarily suspended new registration of refugees as of [...]

Engaging Communities in Tackling Security Challenges

Swiss federal department of Foreign Affairs- Human Security Division Tackle the continuously increasing tensions among the Lebanese and Syrian communities that are widening the pre-existing divide in the Lebanese social structure by working on changing mutual perceptions, especially ones related to the worsening security situation, of both Syrian and Lebanese selected communities as well as mitigating potential community-based conflicts among them 2015 – 2016 Arc-en-Ciel, Moubadarat Shababiya, Education Program in Lebanon. […]

Towards Protection – Friendly Local Governance

Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Build the capacity of municipalities in the areas of human rights, refugee protection policies, conflict prevention and resolution Engage Lebanese and Syrian communities in joint development initiatives. 2014 – 2016 […]

Annual Report 2013

Lebanon’s 20th century civil war not only destabilized Lebanon, but also devastated the country’s development and protection of human rights. Its domestic legal order is now dysfunctional and often does not operate independently from the government. Today, the judicial system is subject to the whimsical decisions of statesmen and is constantly hijacked by opposing forces, [...]

ALEF-Act for Human Rights publishes its annual report on the status of human rights in Lebanon for 2013

ALEF-Act for Human Rights publishes its annual report on the status of human rights in Lebanon for 2013   February 18th, 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon, On the occasion of the launching of its Annual report on the status of human rights in Lebanon for 2013, Dr. Elie Abouaoun, Member of the Board and Secretary General [...]

Two Years On: The Syrian Refugee Situation in Lebanon

According to the UNHCR, by the end of September 2013, there were over 700,000 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and more than a million on Lebanese territory. Three quarters of the refugee population are women and children, spread out over 1,200 locations in Lebanon. Most of the Syrian refugees live in the Bekaa valley and [...]

Displacement and Return Monitoring Unit (DRMU)

IKV Pax Christi 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 Ma7 2007. 2007 […]