There’s a lot of beauty there


This is my dad and my little brother. He’s two years old. He’s named after my grandfather.

Some of my family are here, some in Syria and some in Turkey. We’ve just been here two or three months.

In my house we are three boys and my mum and dad. I’m the oldest, I help a lot. I go to the shop to buy things, I get the gallon bottles of water, I help my mum around the house.

At the weekends I go to Rauche (an area of Beirut by the sea) with my family. I like it because there’s more nature and there’s a lot of beauty there.


Aslan is being supported by Christian Aid. Our local partner Mouvement Social provides a safe space for Syrian refugee and Lebanese children — many of whom are unable to access state-school education. As well as ensuring their wellbeing and protection, they give children like Aslan access to recreational, educational, social and psychological support. To donate to our Syria Crisis Appeal and to support vital work like this, please visit our website.

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