Nora Stel
http://norastel.com/
Governance and politics
24.10.2018

Lebanon’s Eviction of Syrian Refugees and the Threat of de facto Refoulement

Middle East
Maastricht School of Management
Lebanon

Displacements directly pressure refugees to leave Lebanon by aggravating their marginalization. This is done by forcing them to incur debts to finance their relocation, by undermining income-generating strategies and disrupting education, and by undercutting informal protection mechanisms. Evictions also subject refugees to permanent limbo. The resultant insecurity and uncertainty in terms of shelter are of such an existential nature that they severely undermine refugees’ survival options in Lebanon. This posits an implicit incentive for return to Syria. The “voluntary” nature of refugee return is thus largely illusory when evictions are omnipresent and deliberately irregular, arbitrary, and unaccountable, and when post-eviction relocation is increasingly barred.

Visit URL
Nora Stel
http://norastel.com/
Governance and politics
24.10.2018
Join our network

Login or register for free to get all access to our network publications. Members can also connect and discuss with other members. Participate in our network.