ADDRESSING PROTRACTED DISPLACEMENT IN LEBANON

Addressing Protracted Displacement in Lebanon
A Medium-Term Outlook for Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Host Communities
Durable Solutions Platform, the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

This research report explores the lessons learned and ways forward for Syrian refugees’ protracted displacement in Lebanon. With almost nine years since the start of the conflict in Syria, a tremendous effort has been done to provide needed services to Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Lebanon. Nonetheless, many continue to face difficult humanitarian conditions due to a restrictive regulatory framework, pre-existing lag in the delivery and quality of infrastructural and social services, and challenges within the humanitarian response. The report highlights some areas where strategic investments in policy and practice can be made to ensure that refugee access to legal protection, education, livelihoods, and social assistance can be leveraged to elevate access and better lives for host communities and themselves.