“I am lucky because unlike many Palestinians I have a Lebanese passport. My grandparents are Palestinians from Haifa who fled to Syria. That is why I lived most of my life in Yarmouk, a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria. I left a few years ago because of the war. My mum is Lebanese it was quite easy for us to move to Beirut. Life here is also difficult but we feel blessed because we are safe. My dad had trouble finding work so I am doing my best to support my family financially. Sometimes I feel really bad for everyone in the camp. A few weeks ago I raised money to buy food and supplies for the people in Yarmouk. I just came back from my trip to Syria. I feel responsible for everyone left behind. I just wish there was more I could do but at the same time I know that I have to start building my own life.. Welcome to life in the Middle-East.”
(Beirut, Lebanon

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