Baalbeck, Lebanon, "In late August, the Obama administration announced that by the end of October 2016, the US will fullfill its pledge to host 10k Syrian refugees. This is while, 5 million Syrian refugees are currently living across the Middle East, with the majority of them taking refuge in Lebanon—a country of only 4.5 million with close to 2 million Syrian refugees including those unregistered and un-accounted for in addition the the 500K Palestinian refugees. Imagine if 170 Million refugees enter the US; that's what its like in Lebanon. Almost everyone I speak with in Lebanon tells me funding continues to decrease as the influx continues to grow. Syrian refugee students make up twice the number of Lebanese school-aged children and are severely held back due to language barriers (Lebanese curriculum is in English/French) while Syrians only know Arabic. In addition we see a huge lack in the number of schools and teachers, topped with high-cost of transportation; these are just some of the many challenges in this volatile landscape.