Unlike some of Syria’s other neighbors, Lebanon has not built camps for refugees, leaving them to search for accommodations in host communities, often in unfinished buildings, storerooms or animal sheds. Half of the refugees in Lebanon are under 18, and only a quarter of the 400,000 school-age refugee children are in school.
Clowns Without Borders partnered with the Layan organization to share laughter with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. An international team of 4 artists performed and gave workshops in the Bekaa valley, North and in Beirut from May 31-June 14, 2014.
Photos by Kassem Farrah