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A young Syrian girl walks over to see what is being delivered by Lebanese for Syrians she and her friends were pleased to see the portable toilets being dropped off. There was no toilets or any sort of bathroom facilities.
A group of young men listen and discus the situation between the opposition and Jabat al Nusra fighters. The men here fled Syria less than three months ago. They are working in a motor bike repair shop in Arsal.
A young Syrian boy smiles as he receives medicine from the Lebanese for Syrians group after being examined by the volunteer doctor, Dr. Nick Batley.
This man fled Syria with his family but returns to rejoin his FSA unit that is currently in clashes around the town of Qalamoun. There were opposition fighters throughout Arsal and the displaced camps. It is rumored that this area is a busy smuggling route for weapons and supplies to the Free Syrian Army and Jabat al Nusra.
Window reflection of a vehicle that was embarking to the near by Syrian border on its way to Damascus.
Lebanese medical student Omar works alongside Dr Batley as they examine many of the displace women and children.
Dr Batley discuses with his medical student and the Lebanese for Syrians volunteer team the best way to treat a young boy suffering from chicken pox.
The Lebanese for Syrians donated portable toilets the the camp in hopes of better hygiene for the displaced syrians living there.
Dr. Batley examines a two year old boy from Al Qusair who has a harsh cough. Tuberculosis is a fear for the Syrian refugees in Arsal do to their unhygienic conditions and lack of aid and medical care.
Portable toilets are unloaded off trucks donated by private Lebanese citizen through Lebanese for Syrians.
Ahmad lights the room with a candle for Dr. Batley to examine his mothers frostbite feet, Ahmad lives in an area outside of Arsal past the last Lebanese military check point and the borders of Syria. He is from Al Qusair and fled with his family when heavy clashes broke out between Syrian regime forces and opposition group.
Carol Maalouf one of the organizers of the Lebanese for Syrian initiative carries donated goods to a bus that is drove from Beirut to Arsal and the donations are distributed to the Syrian refugees.
Syrian woman suffering from frostbite and other ailments as she is being examined by volunteer Doctor Batley in her home with no electricity or running water.
Ahmad, 13, and his siblings come to watch their mother be examined by volunteer Dr. Batley. He brings a candle to show the doctor the frostbite on his mothers feet that is badly infected. There house has no running water, electricity, or furniture. The woman rest on a small mat on the floor of a dark shelter that the family of ten occupied when they fled the fighting in Al Qusair, Syria.
The town of Arsal is becoming a makeshift refugee camp for Syrians fleeing the fighting in border towns like Kalamoun and Al Qusair that have seen very heavy fighting in the last six months. Aid to these camps in brought in by private charities like Lebanese for Syrians.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan,Iraq,and Turkey
A small group of Lebanese citizens in Beirut organized a Facebook page to bring awareness to the refugee issues in Lebanon, Lebanese for Syrians. The page became an avenue for Lebanese to donate and volunteer to help with the desperate displaced people in their country. In only a week, the page allowed the civil campaign to raised over $40,000 in donations and implement their first medical aid mission with a volunteer medical team in both the town of Arsal and beyond the Lebanese military borders into “no-mans-land” where displaced Syrians are living in makeshift shelters.
The organizer, Carol Maalouf, was overwhelmed to witness the amount of Lebanese willing to help Syrian refugees. This help is necessary, as the refugees in Arsal are preparing for what is being predicted by many to be one of Lebanon’s worst winters in decades. Thousands of these displaced people live in terrible conditions in a barely habitable area that separates Lebanon from Syria, and is subject to aircraft missile strikes, mortar fire and sporadic border clashes from the Syrian conflict, being fought less then a mile away.
The majority of the refugees in Arsal and surrounding areas are from Qusair and Qulamoun. Both of these towns are major conflict areas with constant clashes between the Syrian Army and the Opposition. The situation for these people is dire and they are in need of medical aid, shelters, food and clothing. The area is mostly populated with women and children without any medical aid or supplies from NGOs that do not enter the region, but rather stop at the last check point of the Lebanese Army. The Lebanese for Syrians initiative is quickly growing in influence with the help of social media and will continue to help and bring awareness to the Lebanese people through their fellow citizens.
Syrian children line up for donations.
Doctor Batley works with a Lebanese for Syrians volunteer translator as he examines the children of the Syrian displaced camp that was established by refugees from battle torn towns in Syria like Qusair and Qalamoun.
Young Syrian girl who was just examined by Lebanese for Syrians volunteer doctor.
Syrian refugee women from Al Qusair watch as portable toilets donated by Lebanese for Syrians are unloaded and brought into their camp.
Ahmed a young refugee from Al Qusair walks Dr Batley to the back room of their shared home by candle light to examine his mother who is suffering from frostbite and other ailments.
Young Syrian children watch the Lebanese for Syrian aid trucks arrive and immediately form a line with smiles. Aid workers in this region are all privately owned most if not all official NGOs do not leave the last Lebanese army border check point.