Manar (12) has been living in the Al Ziknaf refugee camp in Lebanon since July, 2016.
When her Syrian village Al Hasakeh was attacked, she and her family fled to a neighboring village. As extremists systematically moved from village to village, the family decided that Manar, her brother Anwar (13) and sister Nora (15) would be kept safest by fleeing to Lebanon. This very difficult decision separated the family, leaving the three children to be on their own.
At this time they are not sure they will ever be able to return to Syria and be reunited with their parents. They occasionally earn money harvesting potatoes, and can not afford school.
Their needs are as basic as they are urgent: they require food and clothing, a stove for their tent as well as mattresses, pillows and blankets. Anwar would like to be able to go back to school. A big wish is also to buy a mobile phone, which is essential to stay connected with loved ones back home.