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The Swallows of Syria, Lebanon

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Lebanon - Jdeideh - Aziza, 35-year-old, is a Turkmen Syrian from Qusayr. She fled her home country two months ago, after her husband and her sister-in-law (whose kids she is now raising) were both killed by sniper fire while going to the souq. She constantly goes back to Qusayr to check on her father, whose health is deteriorating fast. Now, she lives in a makeshift tent camp on the outskirts of a Lebanese village in the Bekaa Valley, where she picks apricot to survive. She gets paid less than five USD for seven hours of work per day.