Syrian Refugees’ perspectives on current developments around a EU-Lebanon migration “deal”

Through a recent online conversation with 331 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, conducted via Upinion’s digital platform, we uncover their fears, safety concerns, and migration plans amidst this problematic deal. Their insights call for a reassessment of the recent plans for the EU-Lebanon migration deal, urging the EU and its member states to prioritise human rights and durable solutions for Syrian refugees.

Amplifying community perspectives is crucial – the voices of Syrian refugees and the majority of host communities are completely absent from these debates, despite the severe implications of such a deal: increasing anti-refugee rhetoric and unconditional support to Lebanese army and security services, are already leading to summary deportations, house evictions, and numerous other extremely unsafe situations for Syrian refugees.

Read the full brief for a deeper understanding of the refugees’ needs and the urgent actions required.