Syria Refugee Crisis: Protection Threats in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq
Key Protection Concerns
Increasing risk of sectarian violence and divisions
Cross border violence
Threat of exploitation and abuse– including sexual and labour exploitation
Repeated displacement leading to increased vulnerability
Tension between host communities and refugees
Funding: Without an immediate infusion of funds the international aid response could soon be brought to a halt, with serious humanitarian, economic, and political consequences in a region currently hosting over one million identified refugees.
Shelter: In Jordan and Iraq, refugee camps have far exceeded their capacity. In Lebanon, host communities are quickly running out of space (and patience). There is a need for large-scale shelter strategies to accommodate current refugees and new arrivals.
Planning & Transparency: Within the humanitarian community there is a need for more realistic contingency planning and preparedness to provide for refugees, as well as greater transparency in the selection of projects and beneficiaries.
Information services: Refugees must receive more consistent information about registering with UNHCR, accessing services, legal status and related issues will help improve access to available services.