Struggling to Survive: Slavery & Exploitation of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Katharine Jones, Leena Ksaifi

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Since it began in 2011, the con ict in Syria has devastated the lives of millions of men, women and children. Fearing violence and persecution, families have ed their homes to seek safety in other countries in the region and around the globe. Many crossed the border into neighbouring Lebanon. Few would have expected to nd themselves forced into slavery.While there are a large number of organisations in Lebanon providing services and support to Syrian refugees, including Palestinian Syrians, efforts to curb the growing incidence of slavery and human traf cking are often uncoordinated, limited in their focus and do not always target those most at risk. This report sets out a pathway to deliver tangible and lasting change. It examines the different ways in which slavery is occurring among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the multiple factors that combine to force people into situations of slavery. Addressing these risk factors will require the commitment of a broad range of stakeholders, including the Lebanese government, international governments, international organisations, NGOs and donors.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFreedom Fund
Commissioning bodyFreedom Fund
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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