Shatila and Burj el-Barajneh

Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut

There are twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon maintained by UNRWA. Two of them are located in South Beirut: Shatila and Burj el-Barajneh. 33.000 registered refugees live here. More than 70 professions are barred to Palestinians by the lebanese authorities. Inside the Camps environmental health conditions are extremely bad with damp, overcrowded shelters and open drains. The sewerage system needs considerable expansion while the camp's residents drink unreliable potable water supplied through a poor distribution network provided by Beirut municipality...

Personal project, in collaboration with UNRWA
Lebanon, 2008
Shatila, Palestinian refugee camp, South Beirut, Lebanon Shatila, Palestinian refugee camp, South Beirut, Lebanon   Yasseen is a rapper. He's recording hip-hop tracks in arabic language, Burj el Barajneh Yasseen is a rapper. He's recording hip-hop tracks in arabic language, Burj el Barajneh   Shatila Shatila   Kairy, one of Yasseen's buddies, Burj el Barajneh Kairy, one of Yasseen's buddies, Burj el Barajneh   Burj el Barajneh, Palestinian refugee camp, South Beirut, Lebanon Burj el Barajneh, Palestinian refugee camp, South Beirut, Lebanon   Fatima Huda teaches English at Shatila elementary-school Fatima Huda teaches English at Shatila elementary-school   With 92.4% Palestinians hold the highest literacy rate in the arabic world With 92.4% Palestinians hold the highest literacy rate in the arabic world   School boys are encouraged to belive in education as a fundament of free opinion, Al-Bireh School, Burj el-Barajneh School boys are encouraged to belive in education as a fundament of free opinion, Al-Bireh School, Burj el-Barajneh   Fatima al Assad earned a medical degree in Moscow, then she opened her own pharmacy inside the Shatila camp; lebanese authorities consider her work as illegal Fatima al Assad earned a medical degree in Moscow, then she opened her own pharmacy inside the Shatila camp; lebanese authorities consider her work as illegal   Shatila Shatila   Yasseen leaving the camp for a recording session in downtown Beirut Yasseen leaving the camp for a recording session in downtown Beirut   Shatila Shatila   16-year old Mohammed surfing in one of Shatila's internet-shops 16-year old Mohammed surfing in one of Shatila's internet-shops   Shatila Shatila   Shatila Shatila   Burj el-Barajneh Burj el-Barajneh    

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