Jalal is listless, lying under a blanket with his thin feet poking out the bottom. He is 17, but rake-thin and looks more like a small child. He is sick and hasn't eaten for three days. Hasan, nine, is next to him. Syria's conflict has shattered their lives.

Ameena thinks back to better times. "In Damascus we had a fruit shop and our own house. The health facilities were good and these boys got physiotherapy, they saw doctors and were given medicine."

Then the fighting started.

"Our house was destroyed and we had to leave because of the children. They were terrified of the bombing and shelling, they still are. And they have problems, like wetting the bed," Ameena says.

For the last 20 months, the family's home has been a few rooms at the top of an unfinished building in the northern tip of Lebanon.

Ameena has five children in all, with another one on the way. Providing for them is hard, there are limited opportunities to get a job in Lebanon. Her husband does what he can, he is lucky if finds a day of work every ten days. He has asthma and diabetes and struggles to find the money to pay for medicine he needs.The family is getting some food vouchers and other aid from a mix of organisations.

"We get cash from Red Cross. They gave us the most help, and quickly. They give us food parcels and diesel and they provided us with this heater. We have to pay the rent with the money, and if we don't we could lose this place.

"The problem is we need nappies for the boys, and medicine, but no one has helped. Usually I buy nappies for them, but now I am in debt to the local shops who have given us credit," Ameena says.

Ameena's brothers, mother and the rest of her family are still in Syria. She hasn't been able to speak to them for more than eight months and hasn't seen them in a year and a half.

She stares out of the window, in the direction of her old home in Syria. Ameena doesn't expect to ever go back there.

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