“We left Syria because we lost our home. It was destroyed, bombed while we were in it. We were forced to leave with nothing. We had only the clothes we were wearing. We left at night, and it was so dangerous that we had to hide behind cars as we fled. We were scared to death.
About the author: Ahmad is one of more than a million people who have fled Syria because of the war. Today he is living in Lebanon, supported by one of our partners.
We have been living in Lebanon for about three months. My wife and I are staying in this small room with our son, our daughter and my daughter’s three children. Life here is very hard. We have no money, so we can’t afford anything. I feel like I have lost my dignity.
CAFOD’s partner Caritas Lebanon has helped us. They have given us mattresses and blankets, as well as nappies and milk for the baby. They have also distributed food to the whole building.
If the situation gets better, I would like to go home. We hope for peace. We have no idea how peace will happen, but we just want peace.”
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