Chaker Khazaal

Chaker Khazaal is a writer, reporter and public speaker. He is the author of the compelling “Confessions of a War Child” trilogy. Khazaal grew up in a refugee camp in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Global Leader of Tomorrow Award, by York University in Toronto, for his excellent academic and leadership skills. Now a proud Canadian citizen, Khazaal finally has a country to call home. Not one to forget his upbringing, he has traveled overseas to war zones, conducting interviews for his books and articles. A savvy spokesperson featured in print and digital media, Khazaal is a strong advocate for both refugees and aspiring writers, engaging the youth of today through his articles, books and social media engagement.
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Deadly Summer for Palestinians in Lebanon

With over 7 million refugees worldwide, Palestinians are stuck in limbo. Chaker Khazaal explains. The poor conditions of the Bourj El Barajneh Palestinian camp in Lebanon led to the death of yet another refugee this summer. A young man named Ahmad Kassab passed away shortly after being electrocuted by one of the many loose wires that drape the camp’s buildings and streets. The incident... Continue Reading

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A Picture Can Save a Thousand Lives

The graphic nature of published images showing a dead Syrian child is a “game changer,” says Chaker Khazaal. As viewed by most of the world, a Turkish police officer carries the lifeless body of a Syrian child, washed ashore on one of Turkey’s prime tourist resorts. The toddler, later identified as 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, was found face down in the sand. Observers on the beach captured... Continue Reading

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