Little Costs Much

The minimal wage Um Abdo's husband earns and any additional money the family makes amount barely to 300 USD a month. Even in Sabra camp, among the cheapest neighborhoods in Beirut, this sum can hardly sustain ten people, let alone the rent.


  • Zimo - Musician
    "At the end of the day, we are Syria's youth. If we don't stand by our country, no one will."
  • Sima - Dance Group
    “I don’t want to work or produce anything in my life, I just want to go back home. It’s not my dream, it’s more than...
  • Abed - Volunteer
    "This is a whole generation, a country's generation. What will happen to them in 5 or 6 years if the situation lasts? Until when will it...
  • Douaa - Teacher
    “I said to him: If you don’t get an education and rebuild Syria, then who will?”
  • Um Ali - Housewife
    “My son tells me, one day I’ll run towards him, snatch his school bag and go take up his place at school.”
  • Ali - Weldor
    One has nothing but their homeland, even if  one stays a 100 years abroad.”
  • Dima - Chef
    “I’m afraid someone would tell me they have died or something bad has happened to them. I’d rather not know about it."...
  • Abdel Rahman - The Van Man
    The home of Abdul Rahman and his two sons is a van parked on a Beirut highway. It's where they sleep, eat, study, shower and play.
  • Issam - The Barber
    "Its the lack of money that made me neglect my son's health"