New publication IEMed – Palestinian refugees from Syria, K. Doraï

149. From Refugees to Asylum Seekers? Palestinian Refugees and the Syrian ConflictThis paper analyses the host states’ response to the arrival of Palestinian refugees escaping Syria since 2011. This issue raises the wider question of the status of Palestinian refugees who seek asylum in a third country. Their status has a strong impact both on how they settle in their host country and their access to mobility and protection in the context of conflicts. The current forced migration of Palestinian refugees, largely overshadowed by the magnitude of the Syrian refugee crisis, raises many questions regarding the status of refugees forced to leave their countries of first asylum to seek refuge in a third country out of any framework for international protection.

The paper can be downloaded here

Seminar aMiMo: Current Issues on Migration 3 « Refugee settlement in Jordan and Lebanon. Camp dwellers and self-settled refugees »

Kamel Doraï

Thursday December 28, 2017, 6pm, Istanbul

Organised by aMiMo




“Migration and Mobility” axis (aMiMo) of the French Institute for Anatolian Studies is glad to announce the first talk in the Current Issues on Migration seminar series, held in collaboration with the Migration Studies Association (GAR).

Current Issues on Migration seminar series aims to bring together social scientists and members of the civil society to present and discuss each month an issue related to international migration and mobilities in Turkey. This year we will focus on crucial aspects of refugees circulation and installation in Turkey, starting with Education (from October to December), and Work (from January to March).


The third talk of the Current Issues on Migration series will be presented by Dr. Kamel Dorai. Since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, over 5 million refugees settled in neighbouring countries. While Jordan and Turkey have decided to open refugee camps, Lebanon still refuses this option. This presentation will analyse the settlement strategies developed by refugees to adapt in contexts of high constraints, due to the precarious legal status of these refugees and their socio-economic vulnerability in Jordan and Lebanon.

Kamel Doraï’s work focuses on asylum and refugees in the Middle East and transnational practices within the Palestinian diaspora. He is currently conducting research on refugees from Syria and the urbanization process of the refugee camps.

Language of the talk : English
Location : DEPO / Tütün Deposu
Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12 Tophane 34425 İstanbul