The Syrian Diaspora in Lebanon: Between a Lack of Policy and a Policy of Alienation

Rayan Majed
Content Type
Research Paper
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
This paper is an attempt to monitor the situation of the Syrian diaspora in Lebanon from 2011 until today, without claiming full coverage of all aspects of the subject. It focuses on four diaspora categories as well as the reflection of the Lebanese-Syrian historical relationship and the internal political situation in Lebanon on the Syrian diaspora there. The paper relies on reports from international and human rights organizations and articles on Syrian asylum in Lebanon, and on interviews with Syrian residents living in Lebanon from a variety of backgrounds.
Civil War, Regional Cooperation, Diaspora, Immigration
Political Geography
Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, Beirut, Damascus