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Solidarity and exile: voices of the Syrian refugee crisis - photo exhibition, London

20 June 2018 Jessica Summers

Private view at 6pm on Thursday 12 July 2018.

On show until Saturday 14 July 2018.

P21 Gallery

21 Chalton Street, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1JD

Seven years into the war in Syria, fears that the conflict would lead to renewed fighting in Lebanon have not been realised. An estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees now live across Lebanon, either with Lebanese host communities or in informal tented settlements. But while Lebanese communities have shown solidarity with Syrians fleeing the war, tensions have arisen over limited resources and growing insecurity.

Captured by photographer Diego Ibarra Sanchez with interviews by Syrian journalist Ali Alsheikh Khedr, Solidarity and exile: voices of the Syrian refugee crisis gives an insight into the lives of Syrian refugees and Lebanese hosts in Akkar in North Lebanon and the Bekaa valley.

Free copies of our photo stories newspaper available to take away.

These photos were developed as part of research conducted by Saferworld and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), and funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-WOTRO) – into dynamics between refugees and host communities in Lebanon, and ways to build peace into refugee responses.