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A safe place for Syrian women fleeing war
December 24, 2012
By Peter Biro
Knitting is one of many activities at the IRC’s women’s centers in Lebanon. At the centers women can share their experiences and work though emotional trauma together.
Fatima* had a good life in her native Syria. Her husband, a mill worker, made enough money to support their family of six. A vegetable garden and a tractor provided them with extra income.
Hind Al-Hujairi, an IRC staff member at the IRC women’s center in Arsal, Lebanon, applies henna to a refugee.
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
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