Ilaf (9), Alma (2) and Ismail (5) stand outside their tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. In 2014, ISIS invaded their hometown in the countryside of Al Raqqa, Syria. Their mother Basma said she was afraid to leave their home for daily errands and needed goods and services became rare and expensive. Basma said she made the difficult decision to flee to Lebanon for the safety of her children.
On top of the lack of opportunity, trying to find work as a single mother of three has been challenging; Basma has only been able to secure work during the summer potato harvest where she earns up to $4/day. The family received diesel oil for heat from the UNHCR, but Basma still requires a means for food, clothes and other basic needs.