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We are luckier than others

Mohammad, 61 years old, left Syria in 2014 with his family. He’s been living in Lebanon for one year and 9 months. Mohammad used to live in a calm and peaceful neighborhood in the suburbs of Damascus. After 3 years of war, car bombs, snipers and bombings, life had become unbearable, “we lived as if every day was our last day”. In the end of 2014, Mohammad decided to leave Syria. He found refuge in Lebanon, in Hrajel (1200m above sea level), in the region of Kesrouan.

We as family use the money to buy medicines, clean water, bread, vegetables and pay back our debt

Having reached its tipping point, the Syrian Crisis is now entering its 6th year and continues on devastating the lives of those affected. More than 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced by the ongoing armed clashes, according to the United Nations. Two million of them have fled to neighboring countries Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Mahmoud El Hassan Ibn Abdallah, his wife and their five children left their house in Hossiyeh in the outskirts of Aleppo for a tented settlement in Zahle, in Central Bekaa Lebanon, in July 2014.

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