Hadil (3) lives in Lebanon with her parents and baby brother. On the day her parents were married in Al Abbadeh, Syria in 2012, the Free Syrian Army clashed with the Syrian Armed Forces, forcing the newlyweds to flee to Adra. They remained in Adra for two years until the Syrian Army came and arrested her uncle, whom they still have not heard from. The couple fled in early 2014 to Lebanon.
Hadil’s father Malek was an accountant in Syria, but in Lebanon he can only work seasonally in crop harvesting. He and his family have been denied UNHCR aid, and are currently living on whatever Malek manages to make. Hanil’s mother cares for the children and said she loves hairdressing. Hadil loves to read and write, especially in new languages; she can count in English, French, Arabic, and Chinese, and she said she can’t wait to learn more.
With only Malek working, who suffers from nerve damage and inflammation in his foot, the family has accrued debt in Lebanon. Their main priorities include basic needs from food to shelter.