ali and bilal / by Maranie Staab

ali and bilal sit inside their makeshift home in a vacant lot outside of beirut, lebanon. these two young children are among 35 individuals from the same, extended bedouin family who left syria in early july 2013 following an attack on their village. of the 208 people who lived in khanaser between 30 and 40 were found dead; and soon after those who survived to turkey, jordan and lebanon.