Burj el-Barajneh, Palestinian refugee camp, South Beirut

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...

In cooperation with UNRWA
Lebanon, 2008

Shatila, Palestinian refugee camp, South Beirut

Yasseen is a rapper; He's recording hip-hop tracks in arabic language, 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

Shatila

Shatila

Shatila

School boys are encouraged to belive in education as a fundament of free opinion, Al-Bireh School, Burj el-Barajneh

With 92.4% Palestinians hold the highest literacy rate in the arabic world

Fatima Huda teaches English at Shatila elementary-school

Burj el-Barajneh

Yasseen in his studio

Yasseen leaving the camp for a recording session in downtown Beirut

Yasseen with his little cousin at the studio’s door, Burj el-Barajneh

Water supply system, Shatila

Kairy, one of Yasseen's buddies, Burj el Barajneh

16-year old Mohammed surfing in one of Shatila's internet-shops

Shatila

Huda Muslimani takes care of the UNRWA elderly and aged home, Burj el Barajneh