This article from Reuters discusses the complicated issue of birth registration for Syrian refugee children and shines light on the growing number of “stateless” children as the Syrian refugee crisis escalates.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a Child Protection (CP) Case Management Coaching Manager to support the capacity building of the CP case management system in Lebanon on multiple levels.
Through the voices of children, parents and staff working in the region, this report by Save the Children presents a glimpse into the struggles faced by refugee and displaced children and families from Syria. The report is primarily based on children’s stories as told to Save the Children in urban areas in Lebanon and in camps and urban areas in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Drawings and other playful sessions were used with the children to help them tell stories of their everyday lives without the negative impact a deep interview might have.
Zeina Abdullah, the owner of a migrant domestic worker recruitment agency in Lebanon, and two Lebanese doctors, Dr. Aziz Samaha and Dr. Fouad Joseph Helou, have been accused of forming an illegal child adoption ring, according to the article.
This article from The Legal Agenda provides an overview of illegal adoptions in Lebanon, including the history of adoption, the systems that perpetuate the practice of illegal adoption in Lebanon, and the various forms of illegal adoptions that occur in the country.
This article offers commentary by alternative care expert Zeina Allouche outlining the responsibilities of care centres and the government of Lebanon under international law in regards to the abuses that occur in institutional settings.