In September 2013, Zakaria, his wife Fatima (not pictured) and their four children arrived in Lebanon. They had escaped violent conflict in Syria, but settling in the neighbouring country was a challenge. An Uncertain Beginning Zakaria and Fatima had trouble securing food and shelter. They had also arrived in an area where anti-Syrian sentiment amongst the […]
When Om Mohammed goes to the grocery store with her children and chooses the food she wants to purchase, in a small way she is taking back some control over her life. Om and her three young children fled to Lebanon to escape suffering borne out of violence in Syria. Ongoing conflict has left many […]
“We had a normal life in Syria,” says Fatima. “We just want to go home.” Thirteen-year-old Fatima, her brother Muhammed, 11, and their mother Manha live in a converted chicken coop in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley – a far cry from their life back home in the suburbs of Aleppo. This is just one of the […]
By Amanda Thorsteinsson, Canadian Foodgrains Bank In a sea of women at a meeting of Syrian refugee parents whose children attend a preschool in Lebanon, Latif Anaoun stands out. The 34 year-old father wishes it was his wife at the meeting. But she can’t be there – she died during childbirth, along with their infant. […]
“Every night I go to bed thinking about what I will feed my family in the morning,” says a Syrian woman who fled with her family to a refugee settlement in Sidon, south of Beirut, Lebanon. That is why PWS&D is responding with CFGB and ACT Alliance to needs in the region.