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Muhammad Abbasi, Jiyda Moussa, Samer Younis

Helping Refugees with Urban Acupuncture


Camp of Tindouf

8 million mines

200,000

refugees

2,700 km wall Refugees for

40 years

separating East and West


No life can be sustained without foreign aid. Most refugee live in tents NO water, NO agriculture Temperature above 50째C NO hospital ONE 'school' for 200,000 refugees

Half of the children are malnutritioned

Displaced since

1975


Immediate Solutions to 3 major human needs Access to water

Water distrubution system

Malnutrition

kitchen supported by mothers of the community

Education

Education via traditional poetry


Small-scale affordable projects Creating discussion platforms sustainable Addressing the immediate concerns Community-based

urban

acupuncture

Start a movement

Taking advantage Of traditional practices Small changes that resonate And so on ...

Grass-root change


Network of small projects Trigger

urban

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acupuncture

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chain reaction

Multiple simultaneous, quick low-cost projects The grouping of these interventions in the same camp creates a network of change and a transformation of the area as a whole.


Market Research Fine balance between tradition and modernity.

creative approaches

BALANCE

Numerous videos show refugee’s creative approaches to generate awareness.

HOW? Refugees bring tourists to generate revenue and raise social awareness

Refugee Tourism

necessary

help

With primary research, refugees critical needs are lack of food, water, and education


Implementation plan

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THANK YOU!


Urban Acupuncture and Refugee camps