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Ahmed Bayram, Communications and Media Officer, Lebanon
“My thoughts were somewhere else’’

The burden on Bilal’s shoulders was too heavy for him to balance between work and education....

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‘’He is one of us’’

Majd*, 6, who lost his father and grew up with his aunt and uncle, overcomes testing times....

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‘’I can’t wait to go back’’

Nada* was turned away at three different schools because of her physical and mental challenges before finally getting accepted. Since then, she never looked back....

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Away for too long: World Refugee Day

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Save the Children joins four Syrian adolescents as they discuss life away from home. ...

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The Long Awaited Change

For years, Mona had been so over-attached to her mother that she wouldn't stay anywhere without her, not even at school. The six-year-old girl was diagnosed with separation anxiety disorder, a...

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School. At Long Last.

Salah has never been to school in five years. He forgot nearly everything he learnt in the first two grades. When his family fled Syria, education was no more a priority. He had to work to help his...

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Early marriage – a legacy that Syrian girls will bear long after the war ends 

Sahar* is one of too many who fall victim of child marriage, but among the very few willing to speak out about it.

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The power of a young voice 

There are 14 kilometres separating the two villages. One, Majdal Anjar, sits right next to the Syrian border. The other, Qab Elias, lies at the foot of sloping mountains on the edge of the western...

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Khaled: Brought in back from the heat 

It is summer, a time usually associated with vacations, camps and long stays in tents outdoor- in the lap of Mother Nature. It is a time when people look to enjoy a well-earned holiday after a long...

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Nurturing future talents 

The stage is all set. The actors have rehearsed their roles and put on their theatrical outfit. The audience have taken their seats. They are ready for the moment. Ready for this ‘mini-adaptation.’...

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A classroom they call home

Walking into this tent in the Bekaa informal settlement, there are many things that one will instantly notice....

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Tarek's heavy bag

His black duffle bag is full to the brim. He drags it along the floor and straps the drawstring on his shoulder with two consecutive moves. Today’s journey has begun....

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