Refugee Crisis: 500 Children In Lebanon Given Disposable Cameras By Unicef

These Photos Captured By Refugee Children Speak A Thousand Words

This is what it looks like to be a refugee through the eyes of a child.

500 children aged between seven and 12-years-old were given disposable cameras to document their lives whilst living as refugees in Lebanon.

The non-governmental body Zakira worked alongside charity Unicef to work on the project named "Lahza 2", and saw the photographs taken between October 2013 and July 2014.

Together the organisations provided basic photography training to the youngsters involved, aiming to offer the children a form of "physiological support and catharsis through artistic expression."

The results are below...

As Syria reaches its fourth year of conflict, over <a href="" target="_hplink" role="link" class=" js-entry-link cet-external-link" data-vars-item-name="1,110,000 refugees" data-vars-item-type="text" data-vars-unit-name="5d013b70e4b058ab9a30d534" data-vars-unit-type="buzz_body" data-vars-target-content-id="" data-vars-target-content-type="url" data-vars-type="web_external_link" data-vars-subunit-name="before_you_go_slideshow" data-vars-subunit-type="component" data-vars-position-in-subunit="0">1,110,000 refugees</a> have sought shelter in Lebanon

Refugee Children Lebanon

In 2015, the UN Refugee Agency said that Syrian refugees and the Lebanese in local communities most affected by the influx are “becoming increasingly vulnerable, despite the large-scale inter-agency response to date.”

“An effective display of international solidarity and support is vital for Lebanon," the agency added.

To donate to Unicef's relief efforts for Syrian children, visit their website.


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