ack in Syria Ramadan was beautiful, recalls Nawal Kurdi as she has iftar with her family on the floor at a school in the north Lebanon village of Mashta Hamoud where they have been taking shelter for the past four months.
In her hometown of Tal Kalakh on the border with Lebanon they would stay up late, visit friends and go to the mosque together during the Muslim holy month, she says. Now her friends who have stayed behind are at home hiding, unable to partake in the simple pleasures they once enjoyed.
“I never thought we’d stay this long,” says the 18-year-old student who left her country before having the chance to take her baccalaureate exams. “In Syria we were poor, but I still miss it.”
For more on this, please see: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2011/Aug-13/Ramadan-in-flux-for-Syrian-refugees-in-north.ashx#ixzz1Uu9V9kJe)