• Putting syrians Refugees Centre Stage: RPW Research Paper Into The “Accountability To Affected Populations” Of UNHCR Lebanon

    Putting syrians Refugees Centre Stage: RPW Research Paper Into The “Accountability To Affected Populations” 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 

    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

    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…


  • Belgian parliament calls for durable solutions for Syrian refugees

    Belgian parliament calls for durable solutions for Syrian refugees

    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…


  • Webinar: RPW launch event annual report 2021

    Webinar: RPW launch event annual report 2021


  • RPW study: “I have not known the taste of safety for ten years.”

    RPW study: “I have not known the taste of safety for ten years.”

    [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…