The Great Oven

  • Joe Adamsdale

Our work to date has taken place in Lebanon, a country facing a soaring food crisis exacerbated by political corruption, an economy in free fall and a deadly battle against COVID-19. With the highest number of refugees per capita in the world and an additional 300,000 displaced by the blast, the need for food relief and reconstruction efforts in Lebanon has reached unprecedented levels. This emergency is compounded by ongoing social tension, division and conflict characterised by sectarianism. The Great Oven has responded to these challenges by installing giant community ovens in areas of critical need. Our ovens are operational in the unofficial camps of the Beqaa Valley feeding Syrian and Palestinian refugees – and across Beirut, in the wake of the blast.