Photo Gallery: Zabadani, a City of Contradictions 04/23/2013
  Zabadani city council has a budget and a Facebook profile where it registers...
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Zabadani city council has a budget and a Facebook profile where it registers the money, most of which comes from Syrians in exile. The city's bookkeeper is responsible for the most important task of the council: the financial administration and the humanitarian aid for residents and refugees in nearby villages. Every family gets 3,000 lira, about €20, every one to two months. "It's not much," he says, "but they should know that we're there."