In December 2015 AID:Tech teamed up with Irish and Lebanese humanitarian experts to carry out two projects in Lebanon. AID:Tech’s objectives were to field test their technology in the most demanding conditions possible, focussing on Syrian war refugees living in camps and in the city of Tripoli in Nth. Lebanon. The humanitarian objectives were to ensure refugees received aid while preserving their dignity and humanity.
During the time in Lebanon, a survey of refugees and local Lebanese people took place, in an attempt to get behind the media headlines and the soundbite approach to learning what is really happening in this conflicted part of the world. The survey of refugees was carried out by six locally-based Lebanese academics who volunteered their services (for personal security reasons, they expressed their wish to remain anonymous). They interviewed displaced Syrians and local people from Tripoli over a period of five days in Tripoli, Aker Refugee Camp and Beirut.