REFUGEE PROTECTION WATCH
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
[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
A third research cycle into the situation returnees face upon return, RPW findings show the absence of secure living conditions inside Syria.
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
Ralph Haddad, researcher and advocacy coordinator for @basmehzeitooneh and part of the RPW coalition was interviewed by @ecfr on the situation in Syria and the report's findings ...Read More
The launch even to present the report's main findings was watched by members of the Syrian panel in Lebanon, which RPW is in dialogue with. They were able to share concerns and questions with policy m...Read More
The extensive report covers 5 research cycles in Lebanon and 2 in Syria and is a follow up of RPW efforts in 2020, trying to provide a longitudinal overview of the protection and return dynamics in Le...Read More
3) Localised funding for local Syrian and Lebanese organisations should be made available to improve conditions, and 4) an international mechanism to monitor returns should be put in place.Read More
Based on this research RPW recommends that 1) host nations in Europe and the Middle East maintain the position that Syria is not safe for return and not conduct forcible returns; 2) EU should increas...Read More