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Reference : V-P-LB-E-01587
Date : 09/06/2021
Country/Region : LEBANON; SYRIA
Caption : Beqaa governorate, Aarsal. Portrait of a baker who is about to feed his wood-fired oven.
Photographer : TRABELSI, Imene
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This man, his wife and their four children had to flee Syria in 2014 and to leave behind a fully established life in the country to return to Lebanon, where they originally come from. Like many other families of returnees, their economic situation took a hard hit as not only they lost it all, but they are also not eligible to the status of refugees. Additionnally, the critical economic situation in Lebanon has been putting a strain on the couple's living conditions.
Back in Syria, the father of the family used to own a bakery and since his return to Lebanon he unnsuccessfully tried to repursue his initial occupation to secure a source of revenue for his family. A few months ago he was finally able to open his bakery with the support of the ICRC's micro-economic initiative programme.
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour

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