Hasna and her daughter Halima stand in their refugee camp in Lebanon.
Hansa: “In February of 2014 I took my two daughters and fled during a cold night, running away from ISIS. We met some neighbors who decided to leave to Lebanon and we took a bus from Al Raqqa to Damascus and then to Bekaa. I had no income and we were SO afraid of ISIS and the regime because of the horrible stories we heard, especially acts against women. I wanted to save my two daughters and escape to a safer place where there’s no war. I lost my husband eleven years ago. Life became so hard.”
In Lebanon the three have been unable to find work, and health problems for Hasna and Amina further restrict them. All used to farm in Syria, but now the family is falling further into debt, worried about the coming winter. Their current list of needs includes floor covering for their tent, clothing, tent repairs, mattresses, blankets and a heater.