"where should we go after the last frontier, where should the birds fly after the last sky? "Mahmoud Darwish" 


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These photos were shot in the Sarafand Camp in the South of Lebanon...

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...this specific refugee camp is relatively small

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...with around 40 individuals at the time,

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all coming from Syria,

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...half of whom are children.
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Shot in Sabra & Chatila camps in the suburbs of Beirut Lebanon

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These camps were established in 1949 

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to accommodate the hundreds of refugees who poured into Lebanon from Palestine after 1948.

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The camp was devastated during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon

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and was frequently targeted during the Lebanese civil war, 

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which resulted in the destruction of property and displacement of refugees.

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"I chose to live in Shatila I chose to live with my people" says Manar,  a Palestinian living and working in Shatila as a social worker 

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Manar's room 

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Most of men work as labourers or run grocery stores,

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and women work as cleaners.

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This is Ismael, a coffee vendor, the go to guy in the neighborhood (or at least that's the impression he made)o 

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Environmental health conditions in Shatila are extremely bad. 

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Shelters are damp and overcrowded, 

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basic human rights just don't exist in this place... 

January 2016 

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