While the world has focused much attention and millions of dollars on providing food and physical supplies to millions of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, award-winning foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni travelled to Lebanon where she found that one of the most urgent needs of refugees is information. “People are being misled that they will find paradise when they leave,” said one Syrian refugee.
“Then they see that they have nowhere to go, and no one wants them. They must be informed before they go about what life will be like, as a refugee.”
This report is an accounting of di Giovanni’s interviews with the Syrian refugees with photos by Nicole Tung.
A version of this article appears on Syria Deeply.
See also, Internews research amongst Syrian refugees in camps and urban locations in Lebanon, Lost: Syrian Refugees and the Information Gap.