“We Don’t Know What to Do Without the Cash Assistance.”

Mona had vowed to hang on to her house until she could not anymore. The bombs had reached her neighborhood in Homs, Syria and her fear for her children led her to seek refuge in Lebanon four years ago.

Living in an informal settlement in Marej, Bekaa Valley, Mona had joined her husband. “He used to work in Lebanon and was settled in this village as an agriculturist when the war broke in Syria,” says Mona. Little did she know that her suffering would not come to an end.