Comics Take a Candid Look at Refugee Lives

Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.

With the refugee crisis in Lebanon grinding on into its seventh year, Solidarités International—a French nongovernmental organization whose main work is providing safe water, hygiene and sanitation systems to settlements of displaced Syrians—found that it needed a new way to tell its story.

As “donor fatigue” set in, the organization saw that the usual forms of aid-agency public relations—press releases, documentary photography or videos—were not enough.

“We needed a new way to tell the story, to sensitize the public and the donors,” said Paul Duke, communications officer at Solidarités International. Direct link to the comicsRead more.