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Touchdown in Beirut

Inside the Mohamed Al-Amin Mosque

 

Greetings from Beirut!

We arrived late tuesday night and was picked up by our friendly hostel and went straight to bed. Our first meeting for the trip was with WILPF, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. We meet the head of the organisation, a very passionate and hardworking woman who’s engaged in the disarmament in the world, today her work is focused on the Syrian refugee crises. She travels to the camp to provide basic needs and empower the women in the camps.

 

 

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The travel Committee visiting WILPF

 

After our very interesting and inspiring meeting we had a lunch break in the close by American University of Beirut and strolled around the peaceful campus area. We also enjoyed lunch on their campus.

 

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At the American University of Beirut

Our next stop was the famous Mohamed Al-Amin Mosque in the downtown Beirut, a very beautiful architecture.

 

 

After a well deserved coffee break we went to a vernissage hosted by a famous Lebanese artist called Raouf Rifai. An exhibition about the current issues in the Middle East and the crises in Syria since 2011. We ended up mingling and drinking free wine, feeling very fancy. We ended the night with having a lovely dinner in the Bayrock Café, with a stunning view over the Pigeon Rocks.

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