A day in the life of a Syrian refugee child in Lebanon
December 18, 2015
During the day, 9-year-old Mohamed Ali goes to school; at night, he sells peanuts on the streets to feed his family
Mohamed Ali has been living in a van in Lebanon with his father and brother for three or four years; he can’t remember exactly, because he was very young when they arrived from Syria. His mother was killed by a bomb during the war. During the day, he goes to school. At night he hits the restaurants and bars of Mar Mikhail, selling peanuts. The little cash he — hopefully — makes each night pays for food for his family. In this excerpt from America Tonight, we travel to Beirut and follow Mohamed as he makes his rounds.