The coalition was formed in 2019 by ALEF – Act for Human Rights, Basmeh and Zeitooneh, PAX, Upinion, and 11.11.11. Since 2022, Women Now for Development, Access Center for Human Rights and the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) have joined the coalition. The coalition 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.

Latest releases

  • Putting Syrian Refugees Centre Stage: RPW Research Paper Into The “Accountability To Affected Populations” Strategy of UNHCR Lebanon

    Since the 1990s, humanitarian organisations have increasingly committed themselves to the idea of “downward accountability” to the affected populations they serve, including displaced persons. In recent years this notion has further evolved into the concept of “Accountability to Affected Populations” (AAP). As re-iterated by the Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) of the United…

  • Halt Summary Deportations of Syrian Refugees 

    RPW along with 20 international and local organizations call on the international community to shoulder its obligations and raise aid for Syrian refugees. The Lebanese Armed Forces have recently and summarily deported hundreds of Syrians back to Syria, where they are at risk of persecution or torture. The deportations come amid an alarming surge in…

  • Endless Refuge and Unsafe Homecoming

    After eleven years of revolution and war, Syria remains the world’s second largest refugee crisis. Currently, about 6.8 million Syrian refugees are living outside Syria’s borders. Syrian refugees make up one-fifth of the global refugee population. Additionally, another 6.9 million people are internally displaced within Syria. More than half of the Syrian population is still…


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