Canada urges support for Syrian refugees in Libya with Faraway Syria Exhibition

Two and a half years ago, Syrians watched as the unfolding crisis in Libya descended into a devastating civil war. Since then, families fleeing the war in Syria have found themselves seeking refuge in Libya.

This exodus was documented through the eyes of Syrian and Libyan photographers. The Canadian Embassy, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Italian Embassy, presented these photos at the Faraway Syria photo and multi-media exhibition.[…]

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The exhibition on the media

References of the FarawaySyria exhibition on the media:

20 SEPTEMBER, 17:48 Tripoli, Libya – ANSA
Libia: mostra fotografica a Tripoli sui rifugiati siriani Organizzata da Unhcr con Ambasciate italiana e canadese

04 NOVEMBER, 12:33 Tripoli, Libya – ANSA
Libia: il dramma dei siriani in mostra fotografica a Tripoli

04 NOVEMBER 2013, Tripoli, Libya – Xinhua
Feature: Exhibition portrays life of Syrian refugees in Libya

02 NOVEMBER 2013, Tripoli, Libya – Nabaa TV.

Opening ceremony

On 2 November 2013 the opening ceremony of the exhibition FarawaySyria took place at the House of Culture in Tripoli. Representatives of international, Syrian and Libyan organisations and embassies attended the event.

We hope that this exhibition will help Syrians find new hope and solutions to their plight.

Thanks to you all for your help and support,


The date is coming

The exhibition will open from 3rd until 16th november 2013. At the House of culture (old British Consulate), old Medina, Tripoli, Libya.

Pictures from a long list of worldwide renowned photographers Matt Cetti-Roberts, Yuli Weeks, Giovanni Diffidenti, Valentina Polini, Carsten Stormer, Ugo Borga with Nancy Porsia, Fabio Bucciarelli, Shawn Baldwin, Paolo Martino, Ahmed Arrueni, Khulood El Khabule, Mohamed Aqela, Motasem Billah Alkodmani, Saeid Amer Mohamed, Nada Harib

New deadline 12th October

In ordert to get a greater number of participants the deadline to participate in the exhibit has been postponed to October 12th 2013.

Field shooting session

More over, on saturday 12th october there will be held a field shooting session with photographers based in Tripoli, Libya. The aim of the shooting session is to engage Syrian refugees and share with them a photographic session.

If you are interested in participating please fill up the form or write an email to info@.

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Get involved

We launch two calls to photographers to participate in the exhibition. In general we invite photos on the exodus of refugees from Syria thorough the neighbouring countries and also on the relation between refugees from Syria with Libya and its people.

The first part provides an international overview of the refugees’ exodus through the photographic works realised in Syria and neighbouring countries. We thus invite international photographers to submit their work on the topic.

The second part focuses on refugees from Syria in Libya

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