Since the beginning of the civil war, more than 1 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon, many of these refugees now live in cities and this is placing substantial burdens on already pressured systems of public services in a context of weak governance. One urban area with a large number of refugees is Nab’aa on the fringes of Beirut. With over 60% of its population now Syrian, the pressures are mounting on the built environment services and the ability of the authorities to ensure security.

This film was made by residents in the area, looking at new ways of living together and building a shared community with tolerance in spite of the considerable challenges.

Video recorded by Manal, Rabab, Reneh, Hayat and Gilbert. Supported by Clive Robertson and Dolf te Lintelo. Thanks to everyone who took part in the filming, Hart Ford, Joseph Nassar and staff at ACTED Translations – Wissam Mansour and Yarim Shamsan.

All views expressed in the participatory video are those of community members of Nab’aa. They do not necessarily reflect those of the organisations that have supported the activity.

‘We are all humans under one sky’ says #SyrianRefugee – watch the participatory video sharing first-hand experiences from #Refugees and hosts @IDS_UK @reliefweb

Institute of Development Studies – @ACTED – @REACH_info – IMPACT Initiatives@NWONieuws – – UNHCR LebanonUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency #Lebanon
#Beirut #Jordan #RefugeeCrisis #RefugeesWelcome #Migrants #HumanRights #humanitarianism #InvestInHumanity


Posted by OCCLUDE

Occlude is an independent private advisory agency, offering expert research, design and development consultancy in the areas of Architecture and Urban Design, Urban Ecology and Urban Sociology, especially in the context of Lebanon.

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