We drove from Beirut up to Arsal this morning to talk with refugees fleeing the latest offensive in Qalamoun, Syria. Women and men lined up separately to get information and basic supplies like blankets and cooking stoves from UNHCR and other organizations such as the Danish Refugee Council. It was cold in the shade
We visited Za’atari camp in Jordan on September 30, 2012, during a dust storm. This is how the place looked — and why Syrians wanted so badly to live not in tents but in containers.