Palestinian Refugees

Legal and Policy Framework of Migration Governance

This report aims to provide a contextual understanding of migration governance in the Lebanese context, as well as its implications for refugees and migrants. Towards this end, this report provides an overview of the legal and policy framework in Lebanon, notably within the context of the Syrian refugee crisis erupting in 2011. Moreover, the report critically evaluates the legal statuses – if any – pertaining to ‘asylum seekers’, ‘refugees’, and ‘migrants’ on the one hand, and the role of state and non-state actors on the other.

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.
 

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.
 

Between Radicalization and Mediation Processes: a Political Mapping of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon*

* This paper, commissioned by Lebanon Support, is also a result of research done in the framework and with the support of the European Research Council (ERC) Program, “When authoritarianism fails in the Arab world (Wafaw)”. Its content is the sole responsibility of its author, and does not necessary represents the official view of the European Research Council.

Conflict Analysis Digest, May 2015: Spatial Fragmentation and rise in poverty. The conflict context in Saida

This Conflict Analysis Digest is composed of:

I. Current conflict trends

1- Overview of mapped mapped conflict incidents in Lebanon between July 2014 and March 2015

2- Mapped air space violations and other incidents classified as Border conflict (at the Israeli border) between July 2014 and March 2015, with a focus on the surge in tensions on the Israeli border during the last week of January 2015

Human Rights Conditions in Lebanon

This publication is a compilation of reports prepared by group of civil society organizations in light of the review of Lebanon under the first-cycle of Universal Periodic Review (2010).The booklet includes the report reviewing conditions of economic and social rights in Lebanon, in addition to a report on the rights of women, rights of persons with disabilities, and the rights of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Household Suvey on Violence Conducted in The Society and at Homes in The Palestinian Camps in Lebanon

Executive summary of a survey conducted by UNICEF. Objectives of the study: - To assess the magnitude of the problem of violence at home, in schools, in institutions and in the neighborhood of camp environment. - To explore violence perpetrated in the domestic sphere which targets women and children and exists as a powerful tool of oppression. - To profile attitudes and practices of violence among target population. - To explore relationship between violence and a set of socioeconomic and demographic correlates.

Living Conditions among Palestinian refugees in camps in Lebanon

The project aimed at mapping living conditions among Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon or in areas locally called "gatherings". The Palestinian Authority wanted such information in order to obtain a more complete picture of the conditions under which the refugees were living in the various host countries in the Middle East. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) in Damascus was Fafo's partner on the project and conducted the interviews in the field. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) financed the project.

Needs Assessment of Palestinian Refugees in Gatherings in Lebanon

This report is the result of an assessment undertaken by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) from March 28. to June 27, 2005 in Lebanon. The assessment was supported financially by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO). The assessment assessed humanitarian and protection needs of Palestinian refugees living in gatherings (non-UNRWA camps) in Lebanon. 56 potential gatherings were visited during the mission, and 17 of these were assessed to fall outside the set criteria, leaving 39 gatherings for further studies.

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