In September 2016 Alan Cumming visited Lebanon with UNHCR to learn more about UNHCR's vital frontline work and the experiences of Syrian refugees. 

  • Alan visits a mobile library at Rass Maska informal settlement. During the summer, UNHCR provides the library as part of a community outreach initiative to encourage children's interest in education.
    Alan visits a mobile library at Rass Maska informal settlement. During the summer, UNHCR provides the library as part of a community outreach initiative to encourage children's interest in education. © UNHCR/Jordi Matas
  • Alan meets three Syrian refugee families living together in substandard shelter in Beissarieh in southern Lebanon.
    Alan meets three Syrian refugee families living together in substandard shelter in Beissarieh in southern Lebanon. © UNHCR/Jordi Matas
  • Alan is shown round Rass Maska informal settlement by a UNHCR staff member
    Alan is shown round Rass Maska informal settlement by a UNHCR staff member © UNHCR/Jordi Matas
  • Alan meets a youth group in Northern Lebanon. UNHCR partners bring together Syrian and Lebanese youth groups, with the aim to enhance interaction between the refugee and Lebanese communities and foster social cohesion through outreach and capacity building activities.
    Alan meets a youth group in Northern Lebanon. UNHCR partners bring together Syrian and Lebanese youth groups, with the aim to enhance interaction between the refugee and Lebanese communities and foster social cohesion through outreach and capacity building activities.  © UNHCR/Jordi Matas
  • Alan visits a pediatric patient at Rafic Hariri University Hospital
    Alan visits a pediatric patient at Rafic Hariri University Hospital © UNHCR/Jordi Matas
  • Alan meets Mohamed*, an LGBTI refugee at Zico House. 
*Name changed to maintain confidentiality.
    Alan meets Mohamed*, an LGBTI refugee at Zico House. *Name changed to maintain confidentiality. © UNHCR/Jordi Matas
  • Alan is helped with a small cut by Syrian refugee Hanan whilst visiting her family at Rass Maska informal settlement
    Alan is helped with a small cut by Syrian refugee Hanan whilst visiting her family at Rass Maska informal settlement © UNHCR/Jordi Matas
  • Alan meets Syrian refugee Mzyed Haj Khalaf and his family at Rass Maska informal settlement
    Alan meets Syrian refugee Mzyed Haj Khalaf and his family at Rass Maska informal settlement © UNHCRJordi Matas
  • Alan meets refugees at Rass Maska informal settlement
    Alan meets refugees at Rass Maska informal settlement © UNHCR/Jordi Matas