Young people supported a city facing a decades-old challenge to address intercommunal tensions.
Saida, also known as Sidon is a city south of Beirut along Lebanon’s coast located near Ein al-Hilweh, Lebanon’s largest refugee camp. The city’s proximity to both borders and the various influxes of displaced persons since 1948 has changed the city’s make up and affected how the various communities interact.
The young activists from the 4 projects we’ve supported understand the city’s issues all too well. Most, refugees themselves, have experienced first hand the divisions that exist between the Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian populations.
All our work in Saida has been planned and delivered in close collaboration with our local partner, INITIATE, and through support from the municipal Local Prevention Network.