Family by the fire in the ditch, West Bekaa   Hamad and his family, including ten children ages 2 to 17, live in tents made of tarps on the fringes of agricultural land in West Bekaa, Lebanon. Nearby are large peach and apple orchards and fields where sheep graze. Hamad says there are 300 refugees living in this area.   “We came here from Syria four years ago,” Hamad says.   “We rent this place to live and we work in the fields for money. But this time of year there is no farm work,” he says. “Without regular work, I’ve fallen into debt for rent and food.”   A cold February wind blows from the snow-covered mountains nearby. As the late afternoon light fades and the temperature drops, the family and neighbors gather in a roadside ditch in front of their shelters to warm themselves by a bonfire. Black, oily and foul-smelling smoke billows from the flames. The fire is fueled with trash they’ve gathered, most of it plastic.   The family received a water tank and latrine from World Vision, but there is no water delivery in the area.

Up To Us – Australia’s role in the world (Melb)

This is our chance to shape the role Australia plays in the world for the next decade.
It’s up to us to make sure Australia plays its part as a global citizen.

When

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
17:30 - 19:30

Where

Oaktree Office
33 Lincoln Square Sq,
Carlton VIC 3053

Contact

Tony Milne
[email protected]

Right now our Government is writing a long term plan for Australia’s foreign policy; and you have the chance to have your say. With our world facing crises of conflict and migration, climate and poverty, it’s up to us to make sure Australia plays its part as a global citizen.

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