Monday 11 January 2016

Winter in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley is harsh for lonely and elderly Fatouma

63-year-old Fatouma is a mother of 6 boys and 5 girls. Her husband left her 20 years ago in Edleb in Syria where she worked in the fields along with her children. Fatouma was forced to flee Syria with her family more than 4 years ago when the shelling got intensified nearby her house.

Monday 11 January 2016

Ahmad and Ibtissam are worried about their children now that heavy storms are at the door

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Syrian Refugee Children Draw What They Miss Most About Home

Four years on, the Syria crisis has led four million people to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighboring countries in the region. Innocent children have been forced to leave their country and settle in new environments.

During a drawing activity in Lebanon, Syrian refugee children drew the four things that they miss the most about their home:



“Our home in Syria was huge, and we always had electricity and clean water” – Tareq, 8

Thursday 5 February 2015

Photo Story: Syrian Refugee Children Scavenge for Food

Syrian refugee women and children working in the fields, harvesting potatoes in a farm earning four dollars a day in Bekaa -Lebanon



At the end of the work day, the landlord makes sure that all the harvested potatoes are loaded in the truck to be shipped to the market.


Monday 26 January 2015

Storm 'Zina' Response

The Middle East was hit by a major storm last week. The extreme conditions pose a continued serious threat to vulnerable families, particularly those living in sub-standard shelters such as tents, huts and makeshift buildings in the Bekaa Valley and Akkar. These areas experience harsher winter conditions due to their geographical position, altitude and temperature variation. Vulnerable children have been struggling to cope – and even survive – as the winter storm Zina brought unrelenting freezing winds, heavy rains, snow and temperatures as low as -12 degrees Celsius in Bekaa.