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Syrian refugee children sit in a box at a makeshift settlement in Qab Elias in the Bekaa valley - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Syrian refugee children sit in a box at a makeshift settlement in Qab Elias in the Bekaa valley December 8, 2014. Syrian refugees who had their food aid cut when a U.N. agency ran out of money last week say that without it they will be unable to feed themselves, educate their children or warm their tents in the freezing winter. Many live in makeshift settlements, sheds, garages and unfinished buildings. At Qab Elias, some of the tents are made from old billboard posters and most of the residents are children. Each of the families in Qab Elias pays $500 a year to rent the land from its Lebanese owners. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON – Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST POVERTY FOOD POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)