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Asmaa is a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. She comes from a family of five, father, mother and three children. She was displaced from Jisr ash-Shughur and currently lives in Jdaidet al-Wadi. Her father is a low-income farm worker. The girl came with her mother to the Beit as-Salam Community Centre, al-Hamah, in early 2020.

When…

Ahmad Rafif Al-Ftaih, born in 1977, is an IDP living in Al Hasakah City, married with children. Being blind, he was unable to find job opportunities and could not provide for his family’s basic needs. The family’s hardship doubled as they fled their home.

One of SSSD volunteers…

Saleh Al- Hmeidy, born in 1989, married with children, served in the army and lost one of his legs during one of the battles. Saleh fled to Al Hasakah city and was not able to provide for his family’s basic needs or put a shelter above their heads.

 

 He could not accept his new reality, he…

Ms. Souad M.H., sixty-eight years old, lives with her sister, ten years her junior, her single niece, and her nephew, an army conscript who comes once a month. The family had been displaced from the village of Bala, near al-Nashabieh, Ghouta, and ended up renting a house in al-Turbeh neighborhood, Jaramana.

Souad suffers from…

“Since we were displaced from Aleppo, I haven’t felt that strong and independent…” These are verbatim words of Mrs. Abeer, 37, displaced from rural Aleppo with her family, consisting of her husband and two sons.

Her husband suffers from frequent heart attacks and is unable to…

The heroine of the story, Mrs. Wafa, from the Damascus neighborhood of Amara, married and gave birth to a much-awaited-for girl with love and tenderness. Unfortunately, she was struck by a postpartum fever and was treated with folk medicine, which worsened her condition. The fever severely affected the memory center in the brain and, as a result, she suffered an…

Mrs. Najlaa, a 79-year-old widow, had been living in the Tadamun neighborhood, where she used to work as a supervisor in a wool factory. Severely affected by the war, she lost both home and work. She now lives in a simple house in Jaramana with her two daughters and her sisters.

As the rain poured, the mangled door opened all the pain from the crisis in the face of a young girl, who was carrying her backpack and calling for her grandmother:” Granny, there are guests at the door!”

Filled with wrinkles, each of which carried embedded stories and worries,…

If we go through the lives of every successful person, we would find that they all went through many sufferings and challenges, that contributed to their success.

Mr. Raed, an IDP from Ain Al-Fijeh, currently lives in a house for rent in Hameh, Rural Damascus. He is the sole…

Mrs. M.M. is mother to three children. Displaced from Ghouta, she currently lives in the city of Adra. She is definitely a woman head-of-household, as her husband has been missing for four years now.

She used to work as a cleaner in houses and factories to meet her and her…

Salwa, an-8-year old, suffers from Down Syndrome and hyperactivity. She belongs to a big family; 9 female siblings (most of them are married), two male siblings, and her mother. Her father is a junior employee in one of the governmental bodies. The family has been living in its home village, Al Twaineh, which is one of the villages of Al…

Fleeing Al Hasakah City to Adra City, F.E became the only provider for her 6 children, especially after being divorced.

The woman faced a lot of adversities after fleeing her home city, she was not able to put a roof for her family and hardly found jobs, where she suffered from…