Research

As Syrians’ displacement is becoming increasingly protracted, the search for durable solutions is ever more vital. The DSP develops research around the three durable solutions for displaced Syrians inside and outside Syria: voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity, local integration and resettlement.

 

Our objective is to generate and disseminate high quality research outputs that contribute to policy discussions and programming on durable solutions. Our research covers resettlement and complementary pathways, opportunities for local integration in the region as well as challenges for reintegration and return to areas of origin inside Syria. 

This study examines the opportunities and barriers for Syrian refugees’ economic participation and integration in Turkey. Overall, this research finds that significant legal, economic and socio-cultural barriers exist to Syrians’ attainment of self-reliance and sustainable livelihoods in Turkey. The study also presents recommendations to improve Syrians’ self-reliance in Turkey…

Whilst the regional refugee response to the Syrian crisis has largely focused on Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, less attention has been given to the situation of the approximately 250,000 Syrian…

Durable Solutions in North-East Syria

While conditions inside Syria are not conducive to the safe and dignified return of refugees, limited spontaneous return movements of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been observed to Syria’s North East. This research examines the conditions of the Syrian population in the…

As return in safety and dignity is currently not possible and obstacles to local integration in the region remain, third country solutions become a priority for displaced Syrians. Resettlement,, which is the organised identification, selection and transportation of refugees to a third country where they would get refugee status, be expected to integrate and eventually able to naturalise,…

Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons in Syria

The conflict in Syria has caused 6.2 million Syrians to become internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. So far, little emphasis has been placed on studying the challenges and opportunities for IDPs’ local integration in Syria. This report explores local solutions within the context of protracted displacement inside Syria.

The conflict in Syria has resulted in the displacement of half the pre-war population, with more than five million refugees now residing in Syria’s neighbouring countries. While the situation in Syria is far from safe, host governments started to openly contemplate the return of refugees to Syria in 2017. In this report, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, CARE…

Spontaneous Returns

The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has displaced millions of people inside and outside the country, sparking an international humanitarian crisis in the region. While some Syrian families and individuals who were displaced abroad or inside the country are spontaneously returning to their areas of origin, they remain at serious risk of becoming internally displaced again. This…

Safety and returns

This report explores dynamics of safety and how they relate to returns.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Amid the protracted Syrian crisis, Lebanon hosts over one million Syrian refugees, making Lebanon home to the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. This report studies the positions of different Lebanese actors on the policy towards Syrian refugees in Lebanon.