A young Syrian refugee girl looks out from her shelter at an informal refugee camp in the area of Zahrani in south Lebanon Thursday. AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EID
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ISIS fighters had placed them there to scare locals into submission. Anwar and other Syrian refugees from Raqqa living in Lebanon said the only way to survive ISIS was to keep their heads down and follow the rules.While With humanitarian coffers beginning to dry up and aid allocations being cut, Syrian refugees in Lebanon who fled ISIS say they are surprised at how little help they're receiving. While refugees from all over Syria face similar problems, those from Raqqa lamented the billions of dollars being spent on combatting ISIS in their hometown while so few resources are reaching the living victims of terrorism.Working in Lebanon carries its own risks: Refugees who receive aid from the United Nations are technically forbidden from being employed in Lebanon.As ISIS continues its reign of terror, more refugees are fleeing toward Lebanon, Bashir said.The difficulty faced by refugees in general and ISIS survivors in particular is not the fault of any single group, faction or party, Bashir said.
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