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Maysa Abdel Razaq Al Akhras and her son Mahmoud (9 months), and her daughters Nawal (7,L) and Amira, (4,c) sit in the cramped dilapidated apartment in which they live [see fred’s video for full numbers, there’s possibly extended family too]. .
The family pay $250 a month for this ~15m2 room in which they live and sleep on the mattresses piled up in the background. Their apartment also includes a cupboard-sized kitchen and bathroom and a small balcony.
Maysa had just received a money transfer control number which will allow her to collect $150 cash from a nearby Western Union branch as part of an Oxfam scheme to distribute cash to Syrian refugees to help with rent payments, in northern Lebanon on Friday May 3 2013.