Arab Today, arab today exhibition portrays life of syrian refugees in libya
Last Updated : GMT 23:12:04
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Exhibition portrays life of Syrian refugees in Libya

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Exhibition portrays life of Syrian refugees in Libya

Tripoli - XINHUA

A multimedia exhibition is ongoing here offering a glimpse into the life of Syrian refugees in Libya. As of last month, about 200,000 Syrians were scattered across Libya, Qais Arabi, head of the Association of the Syrian Community in Libya, told Xinhua on Saturday at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. The two-week event, named "FarawaySyria," was organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya. It tells the stories of asylum-seekers from Syria sheltered in Libya. "I was in Syria a few months ago. There I witnessed the shelling on the civilians and I left the country with a convoy of children ... heading to the Turkish border," exhibition curator Nancy Porsia said at the opening ceremony. "When I moved to Libya I found out that many refugees from Syria reached Libya and then I decided to organize an exhibition to tell the long journey of thousands of asylum-seekers from Syria up to Europe with a special focus on their displacement in Libya," she added. Syria is far away from Libya in distance, yet the two countries are close in culture, history and people. FarawaySyria intends to take a closer look at the refugee displacement crisis and identify the intersection points between them. Photos from Syria, Libya, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Italy were divided into several sections, including the journey of the Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring countries and the situation of refugees in Libya. Many refugees currently encounter difficulties in finding jobs and having access to medical assistance or education in the host country, while a small number of them are reportedly under arrest or detention over allegations of ties with the Syrian government. Due to the difficulties of settling in Libya, thousands of Syrian refugees fled to Italy and Malta by boat with high risks and expensive tickets. According to Porsia, many of the children in the pictures at the exhibition died in recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea. The Syrian civil war has created the world's largest refugee crisis of the last 20 years. According to non-official estimates, more than 110,000 Syrian refugees have sought refuge in Libya, while over 14,000 of them are registered with the UNHCR. However, "the mainstream media do not talk about the displacement of refugees from Syria here in Libya and even the figure is quite underestimated. But there are roughly 200,000," added Porsia, an Italian free-lance journalist.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today exhibition portrays life of syrian refugees in libya Arab Today, arab today exhibition portrays life of syrian refugees in libya

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today exhibition portrays life of syrian refugees in libya Arab Today, arab today exhibition portrays life of syrian refugees in libya

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday