Eritrean refugee in Libya finds solace in art

A passion and talent for art has provided comfort and hope for a young Eritrean refugee artist living in Libya.

Amid an ongoing conflict, a deteriorating economic and social situation due to COVID-19 lockdown measures, the artist said ''Painting means life to me. It’s part of my life''.

In an unfinished building in a downtrodden neighborhood in Tripoli, Solomon Gebreyonas Alema, can be found most days sketching and painting in a small room.

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