Reference : V-P-LB-E-01264
Date : 06/08/2012
Country/Region : LEBANON; SYRIA
Caption : Near the Syrian border, Bekaa Valley. Rabiia takes care of her 2 year-old niece who lost her mother during a fighting 3 months ago. The girl was also shot in her arm and the bullet went through her spine. She could not walk again.
Photographer : ISMAIL, Nabil
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The fighting occured in Ksair, Homs province.
The girl received emergency first aid treatment in Syria and was than hospitalized in Lebanon for rehabilitation.

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 : 3280x4928
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour