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Citizens for change

This project aims to reduce tensions between Syrian refugees and host communities in deprived parts of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

We will set up local committees and Youth Citizen Action Groups in six deprived areas of Tripoli: Bab Al Tabbaneh, Jabal Mohsen, Kobbeh, Abi Samra, Zahrieh and Bab Al Ramel, and set up a further Youth Citizen Action Group in the relatively more privileged area of New Tripoli.

These groups will support local community projects and activities aimed at tackling tensions between Lebanese and Syrians, including easing pressure on resources. They will also encourage greater social inclusion and enable marginalised youth in Tripoli to be more engaged in their communities by getting them involved in volunteering and local activities.


Reclaiming the city: Ibrahim’s story

We supported young people to map their local neighbourhood in Lebanon, not only to empower them, but to allow them to actively participate as citizens and engage with their local authorities.