A day I will never forget

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The heartbreaking, eyewitness account about a Syrian refugee boy, 8-year-old Ibrahim, and the abuse he endures as a field laborer in Lebanon so his family can survive.

Hear the testimony of our Lebanon staffer who met him, and her call for help on this International Day of Peace.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 is a day I will never forget. My family decided to hold a big gathering in a village in northern Lebanon—a place we visit every summer. I told them that it might be difficult for me to join. They insisted on my presence. It turned out that they were preparing a small surprise to celebrate my birthday. I promised to join them at night, as I had to work in the Bekaa Valley that morning.