30 Days of Faith: Day 14

· · · Day 14: Syrian refugee, Mona, 14, lives with her parents and five younger siblings in Beirut, Lebanon. Mona says that her family decided to flee Syria the day their neighbor was killed in front of their house. She and her extended family of over 40 people now live in 2 makeshift buildings in Beirut. “We were happy in Syria. We didn't have any problems getting food,” her mother says. Her father now struggles to support the family with the money he earns from recycling plastic, cardboard and clothes. The food they eat for iftar comes mostly from charity. After breaking the fast in the evenings, the family gathers around the TV to watch the latest news from back home.

Photo and text by Shawn Baldwin for UNHCR

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