Sahar was driven from her home by the conflict in Syria. She and her family now live in the Saadnayel Informal Settlement for refugees outside of Beirut, Lebanon.

Syrian Refugees: One Girl's Story

Growing up in Syria, eight-year-old Sahar experienced an ordinary, happy childhood. Her father had a good job. Her family life was loving. "The days were beautiful," her mother recalls.


But late one night, her father said, "We have to go." Like 4 million Syrians since March of 2011, Sahar and her family were forced from their homeland by the war, leaving almost everything behind. The family now lives in the Saadnayel Informal Settlement for refugees, about 50 miles from Beirut, Lebanon.


We don't know when this war will end. We can make sure Syria's children have a future when it does. 



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