Middle East

  • Khaled Roushdi goes door to door, identifying refugees' needs and tries to provide them with food, blankets and other necessities. He says the Bekaa Valley is "full" and he doesn't know how it can accommodate more people, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo: H. Murdock/VOA 
  • Children wait with slips of paper entitling them to collect bread for their families, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo: H. Murdock/VOA 
  • Syrian families come to centers like this one to get basic needs, like bread from aid workers who say they are in desperate need of donations, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo: H. Murdock/VOA 
  • Syrian refugees in Lebanon near the borders live in makeshift homes, or abandoned buildings, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo: H. Murdock/VOA 
  • This family fled their home in Damascus last month and say they would rather live here in Lebanon, with no windows or doors to protect them from the wind than risk their lives in Syria, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo: H. Murdock/VOA 
  • Besam Kazah collects food and blankets from donors for refugees, many of whom are friends or colleagues. He says many women who come to him for help have several children and no one to support them, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo: H. Murdock/VOA 
  • Aid workers provide copies of the Quran for refugees that left home too fast to pack, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo: H. Murdock/VOA 

Lebanon - Syria border

Published September 05, 2013

The United Nations says more than 2 million people have now fled war in Syria. As families await potential airstrikes from the United States, they are fleeing faster than ever.


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