Wanderlust: Discovering Tripoli

Since the Lebanese Civil War two communities in Tripoli, Sunni Muslim residents of Bab al- Tabbaneh and the Alawite Muslim residents of Jabal Mohsen, have been in recurring war with each other. I had to go and see this famous, conflicted and absolutely beautiful city.

Rooftops of Tripoli طرابلس

To the side of Bab al- Tabbaneh
Discovering downtown Tripoli
Salafist’s flag
The side of Jabal Mohsen

During this day trip I got to have insight of a non-profit community development organization called Ruwwad Al Tanmeya on Syria street. Ruwwad focuses on disenfranchised communites; in Tripoli specfically the communities of Bab al- Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen. With the goal in mind to exclude Tripolian youth from further conflicts between the two antagonized communities, Ruwwad brings them together through grassroots organizing, education and youth volunteerism.

http://ruwwad.net/our-story

One out of three Bulletholes in the office
Coffee break with a view
Breakdance class