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. 

“We live in the unknown and head towards the unknown” - Internally displaced man in northeast Syria

Over 50 Syrian and international NGOs published a report calling for action by participants of the upcoming Brussels IV Conference on the Future of Syria and the Region to support people…

“We live in the unknown and head towards the unknown” - Internally displaced man in northeast Syria

Over 50 Syrian and international NGOs published a report calling for action by participants of the upcoming Brussels IV Conference on the Future of Syria and the Region to support people…

Since 16 March 2020, Lebanon has been in a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lebanon’s situation is compounded because of the layering of the pandemic onto the ongoing economic and political instability experienced over the course of 2019 and 2020. This paper from the Durable Solutions Platform (DSP), together with its three member organizations Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), as…

The refugee response in Jordan is at a critical juncture, with humanitarian and emergency needs increasingly overlapping with traditional macroeconomic development priorities. Ensuring access to livelihoods is a critical component of supporting people to achieve their preferred durable solution to their protracted displacement. DSP brought together its three member organizations, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Norwegian…

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…

This policy brief draw from a larger research report exploring 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,…

This research report explores the lessons learned and ways forward for Syrian refugees’ protracted displacement in Jordan. As current refugee assistance programs are adapting to address medium- and longer-term needs, this report explores how Syrian refugees’ self-reliance can be fostered in a manner that promotes resilience and social cohesion with host communities. The report highlights some areas where strategic…

This research report explores the lessons learned and ways forward for Syrian refugees’ protracted displacement in Jordan. As current refugee assistance programs are adapting to address medium- and longer-term needs, this report explores how Syrian refugees’ self-reliance can be fostered in a manner that promotes resilience and social cohesion with host communities. The report highlights some areas where strategic…

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 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.

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.