Refugee camps

The exercise was conducted in three phases over a two week period: pre-field trip research, field trip data collection, and post-trip processing of data and analysis of information.
A baseline analysis was carried out in Beirut, Lebanon using secondary research. From this, information gaps were highlighted, preliminary strategies formed, and a fieldwork plan established.
A preliminary diagnosis was formulated to improve access to and quality of basic services and improve environmental conditions and as a result improve the health conditions of the residents.
This was reshaped during the field visits with primary research.
A 2 day field trip was undertaken in Ketermaya. several tools were used for data collection. These included Informal interviews, transect walks, direct observation, semi-structured interviews, and a workshop with the kids that occupy most of the shared spaces.
The time constraints on the site did not permit a clear understanding of the hierarchies on site in the distribution of location of spaces and services. We have tried to stay aware of our own
assumptions and biases vis a vis our understanding of poverty, displacement and their day to day struggles, to provide proposals that may be useful to the refugees.