The refugee camp of Burj el Barajneh is situated south of the Lebanese capital of Beirut. It covers an area of around one square kilometre and has been providing for refugees since 1948. Up until recently they came mainly from Palestine but since the outbreak of the war in Syria the number of inhabitants has risen from 26’000 to 50’000. Meanwhile the grounds have not been extended and people have to live in close quarters. Poverty is widespread and conflicts between the refugees and the local population are becoming more frequent. This is where Cuisine sans frontières comes in.