Kassem was born in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk.
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Portraits of a Journey," the International Committee of the Red Cross puts a face to human suffering.Ali Chatle, a Palestinian living in North Lebanon's Beddawi camp, is shown with his arms crossed, gazing into the distance just beyond the camera. He tried to escape with his family multiple times, both legally and through people smugglers. Wearing a striped sweater Tripoli's Mohammad Nabulsi looks up from a dark background. He says he too tried to escape his situation and recalls how deeply his family was affected by the violence that shook the city. Twelve-year-old Waleed is from the Syrian town of Deraa.Though the exhibition highlights the hardships that these individuals have suffered, the object of "Men" is to portray them not as victims but as human beings with dreams and ambitions that have undergone extraordinary tests.Fabrizzio Carboni, head of Lebanon's International Committee of the Red Cross delegation, discussed the need to use both figures and qualitative human stories to understand the magnitude of the crises the region faces.
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