A Tripoli, les plus démunis affrontent la faim et le froid

Wafaa, 41 ans, est toute pâle mais elle garde le sourire. Cette femme qui élève seule trois enfants âgés de 7, 5 et un an fait ce qu’elle peut. Elle vit dans une chambre sans cuisine dans l’entrée d’un immeuble du quartier al-Zahirié de Tripoli. Hier pour la dixième nuit consécutive, il a fait tropContinue reading “A Tripoli, les plus démunis affrontent la faim et le froid”

In Tripoli, the most vulnerable face hunger and cold

Wafaa, 41, is very pale but she keeps smiling. This woman who is raising three children aged 7, 5 and 1 year old on her own is doing her best. She lives in a room without a kitchen, in the entrance of a building in al-Zahirié neighborhood of Tripoli. Yesterday, for the tenth consecutive night,Continue reading “In Tripoli, the most vulnerable face hunger and cold”

Secoué par une crise sans précédent, le Liban est au bord de la famine

Son pib par habitant s’est contracté de 40% en deux ans, les prix des alimentsse sont envolés de 2067% depuis fin 2018. Selon la Banque mondiale, 78% desLibanais vivent désormais sous le seuil de pauvreté. Si le monde entier a été frappé par l’explosion du port de Beyrouth, le 4 août 2020, la catastrophe aContinue reading “Secoué par une crise sans précédent, le Liban est au bord de la famine”

Faten: I feel my kids take care of me much better than I do take care of them.

“I dare not ask my children what they want to eat because I know that I would not be able to afford to buy the products to cook,” says Faten Maaraoui, 35 year-old Syrian refugee from Aleppo and mother of two children, a boy and a girl, aged 15 and 13 respectively. Faten Maaraoui livesContinue reading “Faten: I feel my kids take care of me much better than I do take care of them.”

“If we have a good month, we manage to eat meat once”

Salem is a 41year-old man who lives in a small apartment in Karantina with his family of five: him, his wife, his two toddler girls and his 10-year-old boy. They are originally from Dir El Zor. This same appartement also accommodates another family of five. The appartement is old, with grimed walls and bare flooring.Continue reading ““If we have a good month, we manage to eat meat once””

At 13, Mohammad works to save money in hope of going to school

“I dreamed of a life for my children. But when you are in need, you cannot dream too much. I have four children aged between 13 and 8 and my husband stopped working a few months ago due to back problems. He used to be a daily worker, ” says Oumaya Steif, 31, originally fromContinue reading “At 13, Mohammad works to save money in hope of going to school”

Angela, 85: “I would like to visit my sister, but for her, I will be another mouth to feed”

Angela appears to be quite younger than her 85 years. She has never been rich. She lives in a small house in Nabaa, the poor suburb of East Beirut. With her husband who used to work at Electricité du Liban and who died about ten years ago, she managed to raise her children, two girlsContinue reading “Angela, 85: “I would like to visit my sister, but for her, I will be another mouth to feed””