A multi-media project examining the long term displacement of refugees in Lebanon.
MILLIONS HAVE FLED, AND NO ONE KNOWS WHEN THEY WILL RETURN
Yasar Taha, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee, works illegally as a barber as well as in a local restaurant while attempting to go to school. If he stops working his family might lose the tent they live in, as they rely on his income along with his father’s to pay rent.
Samar Hijazie, a 47-year-old single mother and grandmother, finds a quiet moment before returning to attend to her children. She and her family have lived in the camps for almost five years.
A newborn baby sleeping in an “unofficial” refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley.
Mazed Tahab, a 39-year-old refugee, lost his eye when a firefight broke out in his neighborhood. He was found injured, and was held in captivity for over a year and deprived of medical treatment. He now tries to find work as a handyman to help his family survive in Lebanon.
A young mother sits with her children in their tent inside the Sad Nail camp in the Bekaa Valley.
A young boy waits for his turn to wash himself inside the tent he and his family live in.
Mother and daughter. Sad Nail camp, Bekaa Valley.
Adul became the “shawish,” or leader, of the refugee camp only five days before this photograph was taken. Normally the camp members vote to bestow this responsibility, but Adul’s father, who had held the title before him, died suddenly and left the responsibility of overseeing the camp to him.
Yasar Taha, sitting on his bike outside the camp where he lives.
A young boy plays inside a camp in the Bekaa Valley.
A young girl does chores in the kitchen where she and her whole extended family live.
Unnamed refugee camp, Bekaa Valley.
A teenage girl prepares coffee for her family.
Young children playing.
These two brother asked to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions. They escaped into Lebanon with a few family members, without even basic paperwork to prove their identities, and hope to return one day to help rebuild their homeland.
A Syrian refugee smokes and drinks tea outside the tent he and his family share.
A young child drags trash across a rubble pile in a small camp in the Bekaa Valley.
A young mother returns to her tent to check on her infant.
This tent was pieced together out of discarded scrap that the family was able to salvage.
An infant plays with a shiny piece of insulation.
A young boy and his mother cleaning the rugs of their tent.
An older couple works to repair portions of the roof of the tent they live in.
A boy throws out trash outside the steel refugee compound he lives in.
An old window leans against the outside of a tent housing a refugee family.
At the time of this photograph the infant was only five days old. A mosquito net protects her from insects.
A toy gun.
Laundry drying in the midday heat.
A young boy missing a foot stares intently from the door of his tent.
A young boy eating lunch inside an undisclosed refugee camp.
Multiple generations often share single-room tents in the camp. Pictured here are four of the ten people who live here.
Two children watch us from inside their tent.
Clotheslines behind the tents of an unnamed refugee camp.
A young boy returning from his work shift stands outside the door to his family’s tent.