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Riad at a reconstruction project for a displaced family in Tripoli (IOM/Moayad Zaghdani)
Riad at a reconstruction project for a displaced family in Tripoli (IOM/Moayad Zaghdani)

Riad ‎- Reconstructing homes and hope

“When I see the joy in the faces of homeowners and their children when we help them, it motivates me to keep going and never stop. If all young people left their weapons and tried volunteering instead, I am sure it would change their lives,” Riad says.

Riad is the founder of a volunteer youth group, which launched a popular Libyan campaign, called “Brothers Together”, to reconstruct homes of displaced people affected by war to enable them to return home.

Since the beginning of the campaign, their Facebook page has attracted over 250 volunteers and nearly 285,000 members to gather donations and manpower for reconstruction projects in southern Tripoli. The campaign also includes assisting affected people in assessing the damage to their homes through engineering offices that provide their services free of charge.

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