We as family use the money to buy medicines, clean water, bread, vegetables and pay back our debt

Having reached its tipping point, the Syrian Crisis is now entering its 6th year and continues on devastating the lives of those affected. More than 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced by the ongoing armed clashes, according to the United Nations. Two million of them have fled to neighboring countries Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Mahmoud El Hassan Ibn Abdallah, his wife and their five children left their house in Hossiyeh in the outskirts of Aleppo for a tented settlement in Zahle, in Central Bekaa Lebanon, in July 2014.

I felt I finally had someone who had my back

Amira Rostom from Homs, Syria, fled to Lebanon in May 2014 after her house was destroyed in an aerial bomb attack, which also killed her husband. With her daughter and three sons, Amira now lives in an unfinished building on the highway close to Tleil village in Akkar, northern Lebanon. Since February 2015 she has received 260,000 Lebanese pounds ($175) each month from the International Rescue Committee and the Lebanon Cash Consortium.

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