Syrian Refugee Crisis: Bekaa Valley
5 March 2017

Bekaa Valley

وادي البقاع

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(1) Portrait of Samir. Zahle, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(2) Portrait of Binyamin. Zahle, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(3) Portrait of Om George (Samira). Zahle, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(4) Portrait of David. Zahle, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(5) Portrait of Boulos. Zahle, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(6) See previous. Assyrian Christians from Rojava in northern Syria (Kurdish Autonomous Region). They fled Syria after problems between the Kurds and the Regime, the Kurds and Turkey, and the Kurds and ISIS became too much. They are waiting to immigrate to New Zealand. Zahle, Lebanon. September, 2016.

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(7) Scene at a camp for displaced Syrians outside of Chtaura. Lebanon. September, 2016.

(8) Portrait of a Syrian man. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(9) A girl peers through a hole in her tent. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(10) Portrait of a Syrian girl. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

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(11) A Syrian boy peers through a hole in his tent. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(12) Alleys of a camp outside of Chtaura. Lebanon. September, 2016.

(13) A Syrian woman prepares eggplant and peppers. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(14) Portrait of a Syrian woman. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

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(15) See image 7.

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(17) Syrian child at the entrance to her home. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(18) Portrait of a Syrian mother and her child. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(19) Two young Syrian boys stand in front of a garden in a camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

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(20) Ahmad, outside of his home in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(21) Two women prepare kobee (كبة‎‎), a traditional Syrian food. Kobee is prepared with minced meat wrapped in bulgur wheat-based dough. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(22) Portrait of Ahmad. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

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(23) A Syrian girl cleans up after having guests in her family’s home. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(24) A man is seen with his Syrian identification papers. Chtaura, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(25) Portrait of Gris in Chtaura, Lebanon. Gris is from Zabadani, Syria and has been living in Lebanon for 5 years. Two months ago, his wife and some of his children crossed back to Syria because of a death in the family. For reasons he is unsure of, they weren’t allowed to return to Lebanon. Only one of his children is currently with him in Lebanon. Despite his circumstances, he insisted, “We have a treasure in our lives because of Jesus. Most Christians are just Christians by name.”

 

Special thanks to Isaam Michael Naser.