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Jamila Jad Beirut, Lebanon

Occupation: Student
Date of Birth: 2000
Religion: Muslim
Income: $2-3/day

Born from a Lebanese mother and a Palestinian father, Jamila Jad inherited the nationality of her father. She is one of 400,000 officially registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Jamila was born and raised in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, where she attends public school and dreams of becoming a doctor. The oldest of four children, Jamila shoulders many responsibilities at home. Her father has been fighting Hepatitis C, and her mother works a cleaning job to keep the family afloat. At the time of her Global Lives Project shoot in 2009, Jamila was nine years old.

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