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Life for Refugees in Lebanon Becoming Increasingly Harsh

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

Some families were in self-constructed shelters, using plastic sheets and pieces of wood. Many of their shelters had let in snow and water -- bringing misery to their inhabitants trying to stay warm. Aid agencies politely call the living conditions of these people "substandard." In truth, they are squalid and often unfit for human habitation.

Share This Video Of Syrian Kids' Gorgeous Color 'Bombs' And Help Them Get A Soccer Field

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

According to Matthew Butler, Jenny Ljung and Joel Robbins, a splash of color can make all the difference to a child. And judging by the smiles on thes...

Prostitution On The Rise Among Desperate Syrian Women Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact

TEL EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese ...

How Syrian Refugee Children Are Trying To Simply Be Kids While Overcoming Hardships Of War

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

Attempting to live a normal childhood in refugee camps, Syrian children aggrieved by hardship, loss and violence are the definition of resilience. ...

Max J. Rosenthal

'I Wish We Were Dead In Syria Rather Than Staying Here'

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

BEBNINE, Lebanon -- The residents of this informal refugee settlement in northern Lebanon have a familiar list of complaints: no money, no jobs, littl...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Refugee Has 'Given Up All Hope' Of Returning To War-Ridden Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Reem Ajaj had planned to become a judge. That goal still seemed possible just over a year ago as she graduated from law school at ...

As Winter Descends, Syrian Refugees Lack Vital Information

Jamal Dajani | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Jamal Dajani

Technically, there are no "refugee camps" in Lebanon because the Lebanese government, fearing a scenario similar to when Palestinian refugees ended up staying in the county for decades, has decided not to erect them.

Small Acts of Kindness When Everything Was Lost to War

Crystal Wells | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

For some of the most vulnerable Syrians, like Nasra, 80, and her husband, Abdul, 95, basic survival would be close to impossible without the kindness of others.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Refugees Struggle With Loss Of Food Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Just inside the door of a health clinic that treats Syrian refugees, in a secluded residential neighborhood, sits a padlocked box with the U...

Schools Are Open For Syrian Refugees, But Most Can't Go Because They Can't Afford A Pack Of Pencils

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

By Dominique Soguel, Women's eNews AMMAN/ZAATARI, Jordan (WOMENSENEWS)-- Children across the region have been gradually returning to school through...

Joshua Hersh

Promises, Promises: Donors Fail To Meet Pledges For Syrian Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian refugee crisis worsens in neighboring countries, the backlog of undelivered funds from donor countries, including the United S...

Intervening Against Assad: Reflections From Syrian Refugees

Wendy Pearlman | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Wendy Pearlman

On Tuesday, President Obama called upon Congress to postpone indefinitely a debate on a military strike on Syria. Among the Syrian refugees whom I am ...

Joshua Hersh

At A Cell Phone Oasis In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Voices From Home, And A Sense Of Being Left Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

AMMIQ, LEBANON -- Abdul Jawad Abdul Wahed walked more than a mile, his wife and youngest child in tow, to get to this spot on the side of the road whe...

When Disaster Strikes: Youth Are Youth Against All Odds

Sharon Morris | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact
Sharon Morris

From the perspective of youth living in crisis settings, activities that help develop self-esteem, trust and a sense of community are not luxuries, but essential building blocks to a healthy, productive future.