Farming in a New Land: Syrian refugees in Lebanon


Sometime ago I wrote about the drought in Syria that had been an underlying cause of the unrest there. Here is some news now on the farmers who are trying to make a new life in Lebanon. While some of them used to come in as temporary workers in the past and are now moving for good, some people are fleeing the violence and taking up farming jobs to support their families. Life has also changed for the farmer in Lebanon who finds it difficult to market his produce but the stories of the woman who has planted a few flowers because she misses her garden back home; or the girl who dreamed of being a doctor one day are poignant.

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