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The Swallows of Syria, Lebanon

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Lebanon - Tripoli - .Samira, 28-year-old, came from Hama almost three months ago, together with her four kids. She had to change five cars and bribe her way through the military checkpoints up to the Lebanese border. It cost her 400 USD, four times the average monthly wage of her husband. She now lives in Tripoli. ?I miss the soil of Syria, the land?, she explains, before bursting into tears. ?We live in misery here. The kids don't go to school, and everytime my husband is late I become hysterical, fearing that he might have been stopped at a checkpoint and sent back to Syria?.