Amenah, 41, and her family faced hunger during the siege of Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus in 2013. “There was only grass, but I couldn’t pass it through my throat,” she said. “Yet I forced myself to swallow in front of the children so they would accept it as food.” She now lives in the Bekaa Valley Camp, Lebanon.

Amenah, 41, and her family faced hunger during the siege of Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus in 2013. "There was only grass, but I couldn't pass it through my throat," she said. "Yet I forced myself to swallow in front of the children so they would accept it as food." She now lives in the Bekaa Valley Camp, Lebanon.

Amenah, 41, and her family faced hunger during the siege of Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus in 2013. “There was only grass, but I couldn’t pass it through my throat,” she said. “Yet I forced myself to swallow in front of the children so they would accept it as food.” She now lives in the Bekaa Valley Camp, Lebanon.

Amenah, 41, and her family faced hunger during the siege of Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus in 2013. “There was only grass, but I couldn’t pass it through my throat,” she said. “Yet I forced myself to swallow in front of the children so they would accept it as food.” She now lives in the Bekaa Valley Camp, Lebanon.