Refugees in Arsal, North Lebanon

Collection with 23 media items created by James Haines-Young

12 Feb 2014 07:00

Hundreds of families are coming across the border daily to flee the shelling in latest military offensive in Yabrud, Syria. The refugees we spoke to -- who had literally just gotten off the lorries they had used to travel across the border -- were visibly shell-shocked from their trip, which has gotten increasingly dangerous. Several spoke to us about Syrian regime aircraft actively targeting fleeing refugees. They're settling in makeshift camps on land that is technically Lebanese territory, but is beyond the last Lebanese army checkpoint and is therefore considered no-man's land. Their situation is devastating - most have no running water, over three families are living in each tent, there are no bathrooms or steady food supplies, and aid organizations are rarely making their way out into this area. The refugees are too afraid to move past Arsal because of the Hezbollah-controlled areas in the Bekaa, and others are even too scared to enter Arsal itself. So they're stuck, with shelling on one side of the border and an unfriendly Lebanese government on the other.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Arsel deputy mayor, Ahmad Fliti, discussing the situation in the town following the influx of refugees.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Syrian women making flat bread at a makeshift camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarders of Lebanon and Syria just outside Arsal.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
15 Feb 2014

Syrian refugee Salma, 13, holding her baby brother Ahmal, 1, at a Wadi Hamid refugee camp, Arsel, Northern Lebanon.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Two young Syrian boys playing in a refugee camp in Wadi Hamid, outside Arsal, Lebanon.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A Syrian woman holds her young sister aged 7 who was injured in Syria.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Jamila, a Syrian refugee in her tent in Wadi Hamid, outside Arsel, Lebanon.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
15 Feb 2014

A makeshift tent in Wadi Hamid refugee camp, Arsal, Northern Lebanon.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A young Syrian boy at a communal tap in a new camp in Wadi Hamid run by the NGO Lebanese for Syrians.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
15 Feb 2014

Looking down on the town of Arsal, North Lebanon, from the main approach.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A young Syrian boy chases his friends through the lines of tents in a new camp in Wadi Hamid run by the NGO Lebanese for Syrians.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A Syrian family arrives in Arsal after escaping intense fighting in the town of Yabrud.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

Nisrine, a Syrian refugee arrives at a camp in Arsel, holding her son Muharrab which means ‘the one who was smuggled'.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A young refugee boy in a camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarder of Lebanon and Syria just outside Arsal.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A Syrian man in a camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarders of Lebanon and Syria, just outside Arsal.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A makeshift camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarders of Lebanon and Syria just outside Arsal.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
19 Feb 2014

A Syrian kid near her tent in a refugee camp just outside Arsal.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
15 Feb 2014

Abu Khaled, a Syrian refugee in Arsel. He has four sons fighting with the FSA in Syria and another who was killed fighting.

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Arsal, Lebanon
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A camp in Wadi Hamid between the boarder of Lebanon and Syria just outside Arsal.

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Arsel
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

A Syrian family rents an apartment in the town of Arsal, northern Lebanon.

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Arsal
By James Haines-Young
15 Feb 2014

Abu Khaled, a Syrian refugee in Arsel with four sons fighting with the FSA in Syria a fifth who was killed while fighting last year.

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Beirut
By James Haines-Young
14 Feb 2014

looking into Beqaa Valley from the Beirut highway in the west.