Tagged: Lebanon

‘We Are the Generation That Will Return to Palestine’ Op-Eds & Analysis
Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera

‘We Are the Generation That Will Return to Palestine’

Palestinian youth hailing from refugee camps across historic Palestine and Lebanon have launched a joint campaign to commemorate the 68th year since Nakba - or the "catastrophe" that befell the Palestinian people when Israel proclaimed statehood in 1948. Titled #Campaign68, the initiative is distinctive for its unprecedented level of coordination across camps in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, the 48 territories and Lebanon, where activities are being held in conjunction with one another.

on May 18, 2016
Video: Remembering the Nakba From Burj Barajneh Refugee Camp News Roundup
Sonia Grieco, Mondoweiss

Video: Remembering the Nakba From Burj Barajneh Refugee Camp

In the Active Aging House of Burj Barajneh, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, the Nakba is still a vivid memory. Some of the center-goers were in their childhood when, in 1948, the ‘catastrophe’ befell the Palestinians and more than 750,000 were ousted from their homelands. Around 110,000 took refuge in Lebanon that, due to the proximity, became one of the main hosts for the refugees.

on May 15, 2016
ULYP Empowers Marginalized Youth In Lebanon News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

ULYP Empowers Marginalized Youth In Lebanon

Since 2010, Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) has been working on the front lines in refugee camps across Lebanon -- the country with the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world -- to empower young Palestinians, among others, through a comprehensive set of programs that focuses on education, opportunity, and stability.

on April 18, 2016
Christmas in Lebanon: Palestinian Refugees Extend Hand to Syrians News Roundup
Nicholas Blanford, The Christian Science Monitor

Christmas in Lebanon: Palestinian Refugees Extend Hand to Syrians

It was nearly Christmas, and some 200 children ran and competed with one another in bright sunshine as their parents watched the playground and chatted. The hosts of this holiday event were Palestinian Christian residents of a small, cramped refugee camp clinging to a rocky hillside here overlooking the Mediterranean Sea north of Beirut.

on December 22, 2015
Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon News Roundup
Alex Swerdloff, Vice

Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon

As 2016 rapidly approaches, we can comfortably say that humanity has attained many a soaring feat not thought remotely possible even a few generations ago. Which makes it all the more bitter that 2015 also marked the absolute worst levels of global displacement in all of recorded history.

on December 15, 2015
Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon News Roundup
Alex Swerdloff, Munchies/Vice

Palestinian Refugees Are Starting an All-Female Food Truck in Lebanon

As 2016 rapidly approaches, we can comfortably say that humanity has attained many a soaring feat not thought remotely possible even a few generations ago. Which makes it all the more bitter that 2015 also marked the absolute worst levels of global displacement in all of recorded history. Think about that. We have never been closer to interplanetary habitation, yet more humans than ever before...

on December 15, 2015
Palestinian Refugee Crisis a ‘Time Bomb’ for Middle East Region, Warns UN Official News Roundup
UN News Centre

Palestinian Refugee Crisis a ‘Time Bomb’ for Middle East Region, Warns UN Official

The stark conditions afflicting millions of displaced Palestinians across the Middle East risk destabilizing the region and plunging it into a deeper humanitarian and security crisis, the head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has warned.

on June 17, 2015
Palestinians Have Created a United Force to Keep ISIS Out of Their Camps News Roundup
Rebecca Collard, Time

Palestinians Have Created a United Force to Keep ISIS Out of Their Camps

When militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus earlier this month, Munir al-Maqdah watched carefully from the Ain al-Hilweh camp in Lebanon. Ain al-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the country, had already become a favorite refuge for militants hiding from Lebanese authorities. Maqdah is head of a new elite Palestinian force aiming to maintain security in the camps and keep militants and their activities out.

on April 21, 2015
Palestinian refugee boy comes of age in graphic novel “Baddawi” News Roundup
Marguerite Dabaie

Palestinian refugee boy comes of age in graphic novel “Baddawi”

Baddawi, the debut graphic novel by Leila Abdelrazaq, is a coming-of-age story centered on a boy named Ahmad, whose parents are originally from the Palestinian village of Safsaf. The atrocities of the Nakba — the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine — force them to flee to Baddawi, a refugee camp in northern Lebanon, where Ahmad is born.

on April 6, 2015
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