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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

lunch break for the sandwich. Many of these children have survived more than two years under the bombings in cities like Homs or Aleppo

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

Two brothers enjoying a class days after arriving to Lebanon

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

Due to the dedication of Father Elyen Nasrallah, priest of the Greek Catholic Parish Church of Qaa, more than 250 children aged from 3 to 12 years living in tents, can receive primary education and health care.

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

A girl is engaged in the French lesson. They also study English and Arabic as co-official languages ​​of the Lebanese education system

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

School starts at 3 pm. There are very few teachers in the town and they work in the public school up in the morning.

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

The school for refugee children in Qaa is one of three schools that hosts child refugees in the area. The other two schools are in no man's land territory

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

Almost every day the children receive a caloric suplement as biscuits or sandwich and fruit juice during the afternoon

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

The nursery. There are 70 Syrian children aged from 3 to 6 years divided in two classrooms

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

The school for refugee children in Qaa (Lebanese-Syrian border) was the first school to receive Syrian children at the beginning of the conflict. Due to the dedication of Father Elyen Nasrallah, priest of the Greek Catholic Parish Church of Qaa and the support of international organizations such as L'Oeuvre d'Orient and L'IECD (Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement), more than 250 children aged from 3 to 12 years living in tents on "no-man’s land" between the Syrian and Lebanese frontier posts, known as Mashari El Qaa, can receive primary education and participate in several activities such as the Christmas party, mother's day, etc.. They arrived fleeing the battles from northern Syria, and many have lost some of their relatives.

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

Monthly medical examination at the public school. In general all the children are in good health

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School for refugee children in Qaa
Qaa (Lebanon-Syrian border) Bekaa Valley
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

The school for refugee children in Qaa (Lebanese-Syrian border) was the first school to receive Syrian children at the beginning of the conflict. Due to the dedication of Father Elyen Nasrallah, priest of the Greek Catholic Parish Church of Qaa and the support of international organizations such as L'Oeuvre d'Orient and L'IECD (Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement), more than 250 children aged from 3 to 12 years living in tents on "no-man’s land" between the Syrian and Lebanese frontier posts, known as Mashari El Qaa, can receive primary education and participate in several activities such as the Christmas party, mother's day, etc.. They arrived fleeing the battles from northern Syria, and many have lost some of their relatives.

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Portrait of Syrian Children in Lebanon
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
11 Jul 2014

Syrian children from the school of the parish of Qaa ar-Rim. Most of them just arrived fleeing the battles from northern Syria, and many have lost some of their relatives.
Recorded during January - Feb 2014 when the population of Qaa there were in critical moments surrounded by Syrian rebels attacking the towns of Hermel and Qaa firing rockets. Qaa is the first village on the Lebanese border and has been linked since the beginning of the war because of the proximity of several battles like Al-Qussair a year ago or Yabroud and Qalamoun when these images were recorded (see the map)

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Center of Medical support in Qaa
Qaa, Lebanon
By Ferran Quevedo
18 Jun 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Qaa citizens waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Syrian refugees Kaa medical center
By Ferran Quevedo
06 Feb 2014

Syrian refugees waiting in the medical center at the village of Kaa, the Syrian Lebanese border. The parish of Ka´a is helping refugees on the border with medical and emergency supplies and consultations in the health center. Inside no man´s land they are providing vaccines, food and basic kits.

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Battle for Yabroud 8
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
28 Apr 2013

A car in the village of Greger took a direct hit from an MIG air strike. The Syrian Air Force Migs bombers hit the village twice in the same day, destroying homes and killing 5 civilians in the process, all women and children. Greger is a small remote village deep in the desert about 12 KM North West of Yabroud, housing a few hundred locals and half a dozen FSA fighters. Most of the artillery and mortar strikes come from al Nabk hitting civilian and FSA targets alike.

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Battle for Yabroud 7
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
28 Apr 2013

An FSA fighter is inspecting the destruction left behind after an air strike in Greger. The Syrian Air Force Migs bombers hit the village twice in the same day, destroying homes and killing 5 civilians in the process, all women and children. Greger is a small remote village deep in the desert about 12 KM North West of Yabroud, housing a few hundred locals and half a dozen FSA fighters. Most of the artillery and mortar strikes come from al Nabk hitting civilian and FSA targets alike.

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Battle for Yabroud 2
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
28 Apr 2013

About 40 Syrian families are living inside an abandoned school. Syrian refugees fleeing the fighting in Homs have taken refuge in Yabroud where it is estimated that close to 15 thousand of them are now located. Most have taken refuge in abandoned schools given by the local FSA government who tends for them and feeds them.

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Battle for Yabroud 6
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

Members of the FSA Al Faruk brigade are going on patrol from their hidden location inside the city of Yabroud. This regiment is the most famous brigade in Syria fighting against Bashar al Assad's forces. In Yabroud about 200 are present defending the town alongside other FSA units. This well disciplined unit often attacks government positions situated all around the city.

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Battle for Yabroud 4
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

Men from the Al-Faruq brigade on patrol in the outskirts of Yabroud.

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Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

Syrian tanks have been hitting a massive hotel structure still under construction daily, as it is known to house FSA fighters for its strategic location. Government forces located less than a mile from Yabroud have been shelling the city with tanks and rockets, hitting civilian targets. The shelling is done mostly at night, while jet fighters drop bombs during the day on high value targets.

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Battle for Yabroud 13
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

A man is watching the news on the current situation in Damascus from inside the family home which has been hit by tank shells the night before. Government forces located less than a mile from Yabroud have been shelling the city with tanks and rockets, hitting civilian targets. The shelling is done mostly at night, while jet fighters drop bombs during the day on high value targets.

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Battle for Yabroud 12
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

A father stands in front of his family home which has been hit the night before by tank shells. Government forces located less than a mile from Yabroud have been shelling the city with tanks and rockets, hitting civilian targets. The shelling is done mostly at night, while jet fighters drop bombs during the day on high value targets.

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Battle for Yabroud 11
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

A young boy is drinking milk inside the family home which has been hit by tank shell the previous night. The entire area has been targeted by government forces. Government forces located less than a mile from Yabroud have been shelling the city with tanks and rockets, hitting civilian targets. The shelling is done mostly at night, while jet fighters drop bombs during the day on high value targets.

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Battle for Yabroud 10
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

Children from a local family ,whose home has been hit the night before by tank shells, are still in shock. Government forces located less then a mile from Yabroud have been shelling the city with tanks and rockets, hitting civilian targets. The shelling is done mostly at night, while jet fighters drop bombs during the day on high value targets.

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Battle for Yabroud 5
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
27 Apr 2013

The leader of a Katiba (small tactical unit) is firing his weapon on the outskirts of Yabroud. This regiment, Al-Farouq is the most famous brigade in Syria fighting against Bashar al Assad's forces. In Yabroud about 200 are present defending the town alongside other FSA units. This well disciplined unit often attack government positions situated all around the city.

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Battle for Yabroud 19
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Apr 2013

Syrian locals are protesting on the streets of Yabroud against Bashar al Assad's regime. The government has many spies inside the city who report each day back to their HQ only a mile away. Situated 80KM North of Damascus, Yabroud is a strategic town liberated by the Free Syrian Army. The town is located on the crucial highway running North/South connecting Homs and Damascus. Rebels from FSA have been fighting to keep the town and its surroundings clear of government troops who have been shelling each day, killing fighters as well as civilians.

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Battle for Yabroud 18
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Apr 2013

An FSA fighter is resting inside a secret location after being shot in the leg during clashes against government forces in Homs. Situated 80KM North of Damascus, Yabroud is a strategic town liberated by the Free Syrian Army. The town is located on the crucial highway running North/South connecting Homs and Damascus. Rebels from FSA have been fighting to keep the town and its surroundings clear of government troops who have been shelling each day, killing fighters as well as civilians.

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Battle for Yabroud 17
Yabroud, Syria
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Apr 2013

Syrian locals are protesting on the streets of Yabroud against Bashar al Assad's regime. The government has many spies inside the city who report each day back to their HQ only a mile away. Situated 80KM North of Damascus, Yabroud is a strategic town liberated by the Free Syrian Army. The town is located on the crucial highway running North/South connecting Homs and Damascus. Rebels from FSA have been fighting to keep the town and its surroundings clear of government troops who have been shelling each day, killing fighters as well as civilians.