Bourj Hammoud, located on the eastern bank of the Beirut River, is one of the most dynamic cities in Lebanon. The city of Bourj Hammoud was founded by survivors of the  Genocide of Armeians in the early 1930s. Armenian refugees fleeing the Ottoman pogroms initially found refuge in tent settlements located in the areas adjacent to Karantinay and Mar Mikhael in the 1920s. Nevertheless, after constant pressure from landowners to evacuate the territory and numerous attacks, Armenian organizations sought to buy land in Bourj Hammoud and planned to build a new house for these people. What was considered a “temporary exile” will soon become a prolonged one.