The Beddawi camp for Palestinian refugees in northern Lebanon is one of the country’s largest, with a population of 30,000, and the war in Syria has brought a surge in numbers. The area is one of Lebanon’s poorest, with high unemployment rates and deteriorating infrastructure. Mahar is one of thousands of Palestinian refugees who has had to flee Syria. He is desperately looking for a job and worried about his future. Above all, he hopes his son’s life will be better than his.

Lebanon , a country of just over 4 million is hosting over 1.5 million Syrian refugees  in addition to about 450, 000 Palestinian refugees whose parents  fled to Lebanon in 1948 following the occupation of Palestine by Israel. Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees who were in the Yarmouk camp near Damascus fled also to Lebanon during the Syrian civil war



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