The situation in Syria is dire, causing refugees to flee in large numbers. Many Syrian refugees have ended up in Lebanon, and the living situation for them is extremely difficult. Women are frightened to go outside, and there is no work for men. People are very hungry. Domestic violence is rampant. Basmeh and Zeitooneh provides many services to help, one of which is a women’s workshop where women are able to learn to embroider and earn money for their work. Our pillow covers are custom and hand-embroidered by refugee women in these workshops.