The UNHCR estimates there are over 70 million people displaced by conflict and famine world wide. Left stateless, the majority of those individuals have been living in the shadows of their host societies for decades, unable to find affordable housing and the ability to work. The following essay is a 4 year investigation into lives built in the aftermath. The project follows families in an abandoned Soviet military hospital on the outskirts of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, the infamous Shatilla camp in the center of Beirut, informal camps along the Lebanese- Syrian border, and the separatist region of Abkhazia along the Georgian - Russian border. The stories shared here are representative of millions living across our planet, whole communities who have risen up in the aftermath.