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The Head Out of the Sand – Addressing the Legal and Practical Options for better Management of the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) published together a policy paper, entitled “The Head Out of the Sand – Addressing the legal and practical options for better Management of the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon”, authored by George Ghali. The study investigates the Syrian refugee situation in Lebanon, focusing on the legal framework regarding refugee identification, settlements, and labor restrictions.

This paper attempts to analyze the current legal and practical developments in the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It is aimed at providing a policy oriented audience with valuable insight into refugee protection in Lebanon. While the refugee situation in Lebanon has inflicted a myriad of threats and challenges on both the Lebanese community and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, this paper will focus on those strictly relevant to the policy debates that have been unfolding between political parties and current council of ministers. It will, as well, suggest measures that may be applied in Lebanon, pending durable solutions.

The policy paper is available in English and Arabic.