Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Photographer Matilde Gattoni captures female Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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Photographer Matilde Gattoni travelled to Lebanon to seek out the details of the refugees who have fled from Syria as the country is in a violent civil war. She publishes a breath taking slideshow of photos of the women who have fled and live now as “ghosts” being hosted in basements and houses.

ImagePhoto Credit: Matilde Gattoni

On November 8th, more than 11,000 people fled from Syria to neighboring countries. Gattoni humanizes this crisis by telling a story about individuals in the midst of it, telling a story in words and in photographs. For the protection of the Syrian women photographed, all of their faces were hidden.

According to the New York Times, Panos Moumtzis, the United Nations refugee agency official coordinating the response, told reporters in Geneva, where the agency is based, that the latest surge included 1,000 Syrians who reached Lebanon and 1,000 who reached Jordan, bringing the number of registered refugees to more than 408,000 in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. Agency officials said a few weeks ago they had anticipated that more than 700,000 Syrian refugees would be living in these countries by year’s end, straining their resources just as the cold Middle East winter intensifies.

For those interested in reading more about the Syrian Conflict or seeing Gattoni’s photos.



Written by lindasolley

November 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

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  1. Wow! Nice pictures.


    November 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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