Reference : V-P-LB-E-01257
Date : 06/08/2012
Country/Region : SYRIA; LEBANON
Caption : Near the Syrian border, Bekaa Valley. Syrian refugee Mona fled Kusair in the Homs province with her husband and seven children after a heavy shelling hit her neighbourhood at the end of March 2012.
Photographer : ISMAIL, Nabil
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : There was no time to carry any of their belongings from Syria. The family is staying in a small room where they sleep and cook and they have to share a toilet with other families.
She never thought of staying so long in Lebanon and she wants to go back to her home in Homs as soon as possible.

More than 35,000 syrians have crossed into Lebanon during the past months, fleeing from fighting and violence. Many of the refugees are living with relatives or friends, but others are staying in tents villages in the Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border. Like many other people affected by the fighting, they continue to depend on humanitarian assistance.
The ICRC distributed essential assistance since January 2012 to syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, including food rations, mattresses, blankets, hygiene items, kitchen sets and other household items.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4928x3280
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour