Feature - Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Due to it’s shared border and close proximity to Syria’s major cities, Lebanon has been a logical destination for refugees fleeing the 6 year old Syrian Civil War.
Many have been able to find find temporary shelter in self-built camps and empty structures; construction sites, store-fronts, and garages. In many cases, the refugees are obligated to pay rent to landowners. Though those who have registered with the UNHCR are able to receive food aid, in order to pay rent, refugees must work as cheap laborers at farms and construction sites. Despite having been paid by their Syrian tenants, landowners...