Conference on Durable Solutions for Displaced Syrians

The Ongoing Violence in Syria has Caused the Largest Displacement Crisis of our Time. While some have argued that the Syrian conflict is moving into a final stage, and discussions around reconstruction have started, conditions in Syria are still not conducive for repatriation in safety and dignity. With almost half of the Syrian population still displaced both in and outside Syria, questions around their future are more pertinent than ever.

What obstacles prevent displaced Syrians’ return in safety and dignity and can they be overcome? What are the future prospects for those who remain in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan? What actions are needed from the international community to ensure their rights are protected, and what are the roles of local and international civil society organizations?

In order to find some answers to these questions, the Durable Solutions Platform (DSP) and the Columbia Global Centers (CGC) - Amman organized a conference on ‘Durable Solutions for Displaced Syrians: Perspectives from Syrian Civil Society’ on Thursday November 29, 2018 in Amman, Jordan. At this event, Syrian civil society representatives shared their knowledge and experiences with academics, NGO practitioners as well as UN and donor agency representatives on key issues facing displaced Syrians in the region. The conference brought together over 130 participants.