Kareem Chehayeb

Kareem Chehayeb is a Lebanese journalist and human-rights researcher based in Beirut.

Beirut’s Protest City Is a Rebuke to the Privatization of Public Space

Anti-government protesters set up a cooperative tent city in downtown Beirut, where a generation ago, redevelopment pushed out ordinary people.

A boy scavenges through a pile of trash in a market in Beirut.

As Beirut’s Trash Crisis Drags on, Children Recycle to Survive

Official waste management in the Lebanese capital is inadequate. Informal scavengers help fill the gap, but many are refugee children.