Family in Tent

Family in Tent

Family in Tent

Summary: Aysha and her husband Ahmed are raising six children in an informal tented settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. They have lived her for four years. They fled from Raqqa, Syria first to Damascus and finally to Lebanon. They spent three days traveling by car and bus.

Airplanes bombed the neighborhood in Raqqa and the kids were scared.

Ahmed is a construction worker, which is one of the few areas that refugees can work in.

The family shares a tent with Aysha’s sister-in-law and her family. Thirteen people living in a 2-room tent.

Aysha says the children are stressed and so they fight. They don’t go outside the tent much.

Aysha doesn’t expect a good future for her children. “We’re not capable of dreaming of the future,” she says. “My children were born and raised in a tent. There is no tomorrow for them.”

Family in Tent

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