The first Syrian family we met in
northern Lebanon included 18 people spanning three generations. The matriarch was probably no more than 60 years old, and the
youngest member was a baby of 42 days.
We sat with the family for more than an
hour, asking them about their experiences in Syria and as refugees, and we asked
what they needed. The new mother almost immediately said that she needed baby
formula. The other women nodded in agreement, adding that they also needed
fresh fruit and vegetables, and meat.