Barriers to legal residency
Yaser and his son's do not have valid residency permit in Lebanon which is exposing them to higher risk of abuse and exploitation. “We face two major difficulties here,” Yaser adds. “Firstly, it is the checkpoints that we cannot cross because we do not have the legal residency permits. But we cannot go back to Syria get the necessary papers to renew it because then we would not be allowed in again. Secondly, it is the bad treatment we get from others. We cannot stand up for ourselves and correct their opinion about us," Yaser explains.
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