This Is What A Refugee Camp Looks Like
In a time where a "refugee" is rapidly becoming a faceless entity, my goal here through some old images is to show the reality these people face day in and day out. This was a photojournalism project I did when I was 16 years old in the Palestinian refugee camp known as "Sabra and Shatila" located in Beirut, Lebanon. The living conditions of these camps were hard for me to mentally wrap my head around, especially when it came down to working with the children within it's borders. Regardless of the conditions or political stereotype that have mercilessly been bestowed upon them, they still had bright smiles to greet me with and an innocence that I realized I wouldn't be able to save. Millions of people worldwide face political displacement with no hopes of ever leaving the confines of these camps. As active members of first world societies, we have to share their plights and aid in whatever way we can.