"Mom and dad Ghaussaoun and Omar are proud to announce the birth of their son Riyad, born healthy and strong in a Bekaa Valley hospital
ION is a 12 year-old boy who lives in Glina with his mother, stepfather and three half-sisters aged 3, 4 and 6. Both his mother and stepfather are unemployed and illiterate.
“Here you can forget your everyday problems,” says Aziz
“I was chained to a tree in the outskirts of my village. They all said it was the only thing to do in order to chase the demons away from my body.
“Last year Chantal could not go to school because she was seriously sick. Her disease was a direct consequence of her family situation
“I was suffering from depression, mostly due to my physical disability,” explains Hilal, 35.