In Israel this month, the High Court rules the Holot centre must be closed,  also voiding the Migrant Holding Law and limiting the detention of new arrivals. This personal account from an asylum seeker explores some of the unrest around the ruling

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In Lebanon, plans to establish trial refugee camps were shelved over security concerns.

The Forced Migration Review has a special edition on Syria, with IDC Member the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat commenting on the challenges around protection for these migrating populations.

The news roundup for July & August is an amalgamation of tweets from our MENA Regional Coordinator, and retweets of members and news in the region. Stay up to date by following @idc_mena on Twitter.