Claudia Martinez Mansell

Claudia Martinez Mansell is a humanitarian worker and independent researcher. She has worked for over ten years with the United Nations, and has lived for extended periods in Kosovo, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan, and Yemen. Her research interests are concerned with protracted crises, urbanization and critical examinations of the landscapes created by humanitarian crises and interventions.

She first visited Bourj Al Shamali in 1998, when she volunteered at the vocational center in the camp. She has since kept returning to visit friends and work on various creative projects and recent efforts to green the camp.