Trapped in Lebanon

Trapped in Lebanon

November 29, 2020

Trapped in Lebanon: The alarming human rights and human security situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon – May 2016

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The mass influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq resulted in additional strain on communities already suffering from under-development, and social, economic and political crises.

Lebanon in particular hosts around 1.5 million Syrians, making it a country with the highest number of refugees per capita. This position paper highlights key developments in Lebanese policy and practice over the past year, and addresses their implications in relation to international human rights law and the livelihoods of displaced Syrians affected by the crisis. It ends with a set of recommendations to the Government of Lebanon, the EU (member states), the International Community and the UNHCR.

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