Syrian boy wakes up in his family’s tent, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Syrian boy wakes up in his family's tent, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

The look on this little boy’s face simultaneously warmed my heart and broke my heart. “Save the Children” released reports today detailing the horrifying conditions children in Syria are facing. Some are being left to die on the roadside, some are sexually assualted in front of their parents. Reports tell stores of children licking the grass just to get some water..

In the New York Times today, Ninette Kelley, the representative in Lebanon of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) writes a compelling and heartbreaking piece about the state of Syrian refugees. An influx of nearly 1 million refugees (half of which are unregistered) are now in Lebanon. There is a dire need for international aid to compensate for the paralysis and weakness of the Lebanese state, and the harsh and increasing expulsion of Syrian people from their land.

Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/opinion/lebanon-overrun-by-syrian-refugees.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/20/syrian-refugees-children-left-die

For more beautiful photos, check out the link here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2344821/Plight-Syrian-refugees-revealed-witnesses-tell-dehydrated-injured-children-dying-roadsides.html

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June 20, 2013 · 12:29 pm

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