Syrian refugees' right to legal identity: implications for return

Norwegian Refugee Council


In 2017, Norwegian Refugee Council interviewed 580 households representing over 3 000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq and found that thousands of children lack basic identity and civil documents, impacting their ability to claim a range of rights and protections and endangering their access to education and other services if they choose to return to Syria.

This Norwegian Refugee Council briefing note outlines the main findings, in particular for thousands of refugee children who are without basic documentation, and offers guidance on potential steps to mitigate and address these challenges before they prevent durable solutions.

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