The refugee children in Lebanon are still living in extremely difficult conditions. Almost impossible to understand for anyone who has not experienced this up close, something we have have experienced in over 20 trips over the past three years.
Little Alaa was only 4 months before he died last week. Under miserable living conditions the little body was unable to make it.
About 30 children and others have received medical help from Abri Aid this time, the mission works very well due to the close and good cooperation with local authorities.
I met many new refugees along the Syrian border in Lebanon this week. Primarily children and adolescents, who need immediate medical help.
There have been some troubled and stressed days in the Bekaa Valley this week, and the danger of a major war is imminent.
Lars Petter and I have been along the Syria border in Lebanon this winter together with Ingeborg, Cecilie and Malena, three 17 year old students from Stavanger, Norway.
Snow, mud and cold characterize the border area between Lebanon and Syria now. The smell, fear, tired people and their despair are impossible to not be greatly affected by.
8 small refugee children died on Thursday during our visit to Lebanon. This is written on my way back home to Norway.
Earlier this month I was with my daughter Marianne and his boyfriend Lars, both doctors, in another mission in the Bekaa Valley.