Assessment of the new refugee movements from Lebanon
The consequences of the economic and financial crises in Lebanon as well as the deepening social crisis are perpetuating the refugees' efforts in the region.
The worsening economic and political crisis in Lebanon is leading to increased efforts to flee the country. Since the end of August, the EU member state Cyprus in particular appears to have been a target for Syrian and Palestinian refugees and, more recently, for Lebanese. In addition, more and more Syrian citizens are leaving Lebanon and are returning to Syria despite the precarious conditions in their home country.
The Lebanon office and the Syria / Iraq office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation have analyzed current developments and summarized them in a report.