Shahed (11) and Adel (14) live in a Lebanese refugee camp with their mother Hajar and six siblings. Hajar, a busy single mother, explains why they fled their home in Syria:
“I was living in a town called Al Ashrafyeh in the city of Aleppo with my family. There were heavy bombings by tanks, shells and airstrikes. A shell broke into my neighbor’s house and my kids were screaming and crying. After that I took my family and fled to Lebanon.”
Now in Lebanon for four years, Hajar faces daily challenges making ends meet. She lists the family’s greatest needs as food, winter clothes, and a carpet to cover their bare tent floor. Four children are currently in school and would like a computer to continue learning and studying.