There are 5,254 stateless individuals living in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, with a further 6,302 mapped previously in Tripoli and Akkar.

UN human rights expert Olivier De Schutter

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, cited Siren’s pioneering research on statelessness in north Lebanon.

Lebanon could likely settle the status of more than half the country’s stateless population by simplifying and accelerating the process for registering births late.

Examining the causes and consequences of statelessness in Akkar, one of the poorest and most underdeveloped areas in Lebanon.