Refugee Protection Watch (RPW) is a coalition formed in 2019 by ALEF – Act for Human Rights, Basmeh and Zeitooneh, PAX, Upinion and 11.11.11. It brings together the strengths and experiences of Lebanese, Syrian and European organisations working in the human rights, peacebuilding, development and humanitarian fields, as well as a social profit enterprise (Upinion) specialised in digital data collection and two-way communication with (refugee) communities. We research and advocate on protection, humanitarian and human rights issues facing refugee-returnees to Syria, as well as facing refugees in Lebanon.
On 22 December 2021 the Belgian parliament adopted a motion calling for additional efforts to ensure durable solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis. An important step forward, according to Refugee Protection Watch (RPW), which calls on the Belgian government to immediately implement this parliamentary motion. In 2022, Syrian refugees continue to be the largest refugee …
[click image above or links below for full report] Refugees returning to Syria are in danger, new study finds Syria remains seriously unsafe: UN-stipulated conditions for the safe return of refugees are far from being met Refugees often feel pushed to return home due to deteriorating conditions in Lebanon However, returnees often find conditions in …
A third research cycle into the situation returnees face upon return, RPW findings show the absence of secure living conditions inside Syria.
RPW carried out two cycles of research on the protection situation of Syrians and Lebanese host communities in Lebanon. The study was conducted with 571 Syrians and Lebanese and shows the deteriorating situation in Lebanon. The overview highlights findings from March 2021. A follow-up conversation was done in July 2021, revealing a further worsening situation. DOWNLOAD VISUAL …
Research by “Refugee Protection Watch” This research paper explores specific modalities for an international mechanism to monitor the conditions for safe, voluntary, informed and dignified return in Syria. The paper outlines the different modalities available for monitoring, using examples from different contexts. RPW clearly concludes that the options for monitoring the conditions for safe, voluntary, …
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