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The Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee is an inter-ministerial agency established in 2005. It deals with the Palestinian refugees' affairs in Lebanon. The Committee serves as a focal point between the Palestinian refugees, and the local and international stakeholders, and provides policy recommendations to the Government of Lebanon (GoL), based on the national interests of the Lebanese people and the rights of Palestinian refugees to live in dignity and respect, until they are able to realize their right of return.
 
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Ministry of Labour
  • Ministry of National Defense
  • Ministry of Public Health
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Ministry of Interior And Municipalities
  • Project Manager
  • Legal Officer
  • Media Coordinator
  • Project Assistant

Political and Security situation

February

Assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri

 
April
Syrian withdrawal from Lebanese territory 
 
July
Government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora

LPDC Developments

September
The Council of Ministers authorizes Prime Minister to form a “Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian refugees” in Lebanon
 
November
Creation of the inter-ministerial committee
 
November
Creation of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) and definition of its basic principles and tasks
 
November

Appointment of Ambassador Khalil Makkawi as Chairman of LPDC


Political and Security situation

May
The PLO opens a representative office in Lebanon 
 
July
Lebanese National Dialogue’s decision to put an end to the presence of Palestinian weapons outside camps, and to regulate the security issues and Palestinian armed presence inside camps
 
July
Israel’s invasion (also known as the 2006 July war)
 
December
Open-ended sit in Riyad al-Sulh

LPDC Developments

March
A Lebanese ministerial delegation tours various Palestinian camps and closely examines their situation, in a first official attempt (in 58 years) to offer social and humanitarian services for refugees.
 
May
Launching of the Camp Improvement Initiative  (I) ​
  
July
The return of travel documents (Minister of Interior and Municipalities’ decision no. 1951 to end the practice of withdrawing Lebanese residency rights from Palestinian refugees who secure foreign or Lebanese citizenships)
- Recognition of the Palestinian Authority Passport 

Political and Security situation

May
Eruption of the Nahr El Bared war between the terrorist organization Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
 
August
End of the Nahr El Bared war, resulting in the complete destruction of the camp and the displacement of its inhabitants
 
November
End of President Emile Lahoud’s tenure 
 
 
 
 

LPDC Developments

June
Initial donor meeting for the humanitarian emergency relief and the reconstruction of NBC is held at the Grand Serail
 
 

Political and Security situation

January
At the initiative of President Mahmoud Abbas, the representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Lebanon Abbas Zaki launches the “Palestine Declaration in Lebanon”
 
May
2008 conflict between Lebanese political factions
 
May
Doha Agreement is held to reconcile the Lebanese political parties
 
May
Election of Michel Sleiman as President of the Republic of Lebanon
 
July
Government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora
 

LPDC Developments

February
Launching of  the preliminary master plan for NBC
 
May
Decision to issue SIC (Special ID Cards) undocumented Palestinians  ​
 
June
Launching of Vienna’s international donor conference, after the government’s pledge to reconstruct NBC and mobilize funding from donor countries
 
November
Establishment of a follow-up committee for the networking initiatives for Lebanese and Palestinian non- governmental organizations ​


Political and Security situation

June
For the very first time, Candidates for the Parliamentary elections include the Palestinian file within their campaign
 
November
Government of Prime Minister Saad-eddine Al-Hariri
 
 

LPDC Developments

January
Launching of the Camp Improvement Initiative (II) 
 
April
Launching of the conflict prevention and peace building project in North Lebanon
 
November
Appointment of Me. Maya Majzoub as chairman of LPDC

Political and Security situation

February
Minister of Labor Boutros Harb’s Decision no. 1/10 on the professions confined to Lebanese citizens and excluding Palestinian refugees 
 
August
Amendment of Labor law and Social Security Law

LPDC Developments

June
LPDC “Vision and Future” conference
 
August
Workshop on “Palestinians’ right to work … between reality and the law”
 
October
AUB’s Publication of a report titled: “From relief works to Human development: UNRWA and the Palestinian refugees after 60 years” 
 
October
Regional conference on undocumented Palestinians (Non-IDs) 
 
November
 
Formation of NBC working group

Political and Security situation

March
Shura council rejects the decision of the minister of Labor no. 433/3 
 
March
Eruption of the Syrian crisis
 
May
Inauguration of the Embassy of Palestine in Lebanon 
 
May
NSSF issues Informational Memorandum no. 437
 
June
Government of Prime Minister Najib Mikati
 
August

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with President Sleiman in Lebanon. Both stress Lebanon’s sovereignty over its territory, the full respect of the Lebanese laws and their full support to the international legitimacy decisions, the Palestine declaration, and the camp improvement initiatives.

 
September
Lebanon supports Palestine Application for UN membership

LPDC Developments

July
Publication of “The Rights of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review” report
 
July
Appointment of Ambassador Abdelmajid Kassir as chairman of LPDC
 
August
AUB’s publication of the study titled “The Socio-Economic Survey of Palestine Refugees in Lebanon” in collaboration with UNRWA
 
September
Delivery of first package in NBC 
 
November
Recognition of Personal Status records issued by the Palestinian National Authority ​

Political and Security situation

January
GoL/ Ministry of Social Affairs and UNRWA sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of services to Palestinian refugee camps
 
June
Problems and protests at NBC, resulting in the death of two young Palestinians
 
June
The Lebanese General Security and LPDC agree in cooperation with UNRWA to resume granting ID cards to undocumented Palestinians
 
 
 

LPDC Developments

February
Publication of the Directorate of Political Affairs and Refugees guidebook
 
March
Publication of the “Guide for Palestinian Students”
 
March
Publication of the study titled “Towards Sustainable Solutions for Improved Living Conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon” 
 
June
Appointment of Dr. Khaldoun el Charif as chairman of LPDC
 
July 
Publication of a report on “Access to Basic Urban Services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon”
 
August
Delivery of the second package in NBC
 
November
​​​Laying the foundation stone for the reconstruction of the Muhajjarin neighborhood in NBC
 

November

Cancellation of the “entry permit” system previously adopted in NBC and release of the detainees

 

 

December

Launching of the National Action Plan for Human Rights, containing a whole section on the Palestinian refugee rights in Lebanon

 
 

Political and Security situation

September
A number of arrested Islamists involved in NBC conflict are brought to justice 
 
 

LPDC Developments

April
Publication of a study on the amendments of the Social Security Law 
 
August
Publication by LPDC, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, publishes study on “Facilitating the registration of Palestinian Associations in Lebanon: A right for Palestinians and an obligation of the host country” 
 
September
Launching of the “High Commission for the Palestinian Refugee Affairs” following a retreat, recommendations and workshops 
 
 

Political and Security situation

January
Launching of the National Political Dialogue at the initiative of Speaker Nabih Berri 
 
February
Government of Prime Minister Tammam Salam
 
May 
GoL issues a decision preventing the entry of PRS 
 
 
 

LPDC Developments

April
Appointment of former minister Dr. Hassan Mneymneh as chairman of LPDC
 
August
Launching of the “Gaza Support Campaign” from the Grand Serail
 
November
Issuance of a Circular regarding the formation of Palestinian associations 

Political and Security situation

January
Following preliminary consultations led by Dr. Mneymneh, PM Salam launches the working group on the Palestinian refugee affairs in Lebanon 
 
April
Crisis in Yarmouk camp and influx of Syrian and Palestinian displaced from Syria to Lebanon since 2013
 
June
Violent clashes between Fatah al-Islam and Jund al-Sham in Ain el-Hilweh camp
 
 

LPDC Developments

April
Delivery of the fourth package of buildings in NBC and the emergence of a funding shortfall for the reconstruction of the camp 
 
June
Issuance by the working group of 5 Policy recommendations regarding work permits, Social Security contributions, institutionalized relations with UNRWA and a comprehensive census for Palestine refugees
 

LPDC has identified five strategic outcomes that were developed during the first decade of its establishment. These outcomes are considered interdependent, and they contribute to common results at the outcome level. Thus, a failure to generate one outcome is likely to have a knock-on effect on other outcomes. Mainly, these outcomes are based on five intervention areas:
  • - LPDC institutional development
    - Public policy development

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    - Establishing the National Observatory for Palestinian Affairs


  • -Strengthening capacities of inline ministries mandated with Palestine refugees
  •  
    LPDC plays a vital role in acting as the focal point for national and international partners, on issues regarding Palestinian refugees in camps and surrounding communities
  • Cooperating with the research and dialogue platforms and forums, as well as cooperating with the Lebanese and Palestinian delegations involved in the Palestinian refugee issue in Lebanon, in a way that does not conflict with the LPDC strategy.

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Camps Camps

Camps

Land parcels placed under the supervision of the agency by the Lebanese government or through direct lease agreements
Areas adjacent Areas adjacent

Areas adjacent

Unofficial extensions of Palestinian camps due to the population increase

Gatherings Gatherings

Gatherings

Urban areas located within municipal zones inhabited by a majority of Palestinian refugees

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