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A.A, an exhausted young woman born in 1988, her hardship is double her age. With her husband gone missing at the beginning of the crisis, she was responsible for raising up 4 kids. Her younger child is suffering from Hirschsprung disease, a terminal disease. The child went through 6 consecutive surgeries, with his mom by his side day and…

Mohammad Salem ‘Aboud, ‘Ali al-Maz‘al and Shaden Hawash al-Maz‘al, children barely 10, were displaced from Deir az-Zaur, their place of origin. Leaving behind all their possessions, they had fled the war, only to settle in the coastal city of Banias, where their families rented houses that sheltered them under tough economic conditions. As…

Hanan is a woman with special needs. She is 38 years old. She lives with her sister in her family's home. Hanan suffers from polio which led to her disability, and she used a wheelchair, she relied on her sister's work in a library to pay for their living expenses. When Hanan visited the center, she joined the group of people with…

A 45- year old woman, Mrs. Souad lost her husband and currently lives with her son and daughter in-law. Her son is her only provider and she cannot live independently. Souad was one of the visitors to Al-Farah Center in Adra, participating in the center’s campaigns. During one of the campaigns that addresses psychological violence, she…

Wafaa is a 51-year-old woman, married, with two daughters, who used to live in Jobar and work as an elementary teacher. The family suffered from financial hardships, the husband had to sell the house and buy a small house in Jaramana. During the crisis, the house was completely destroyed by a mortar shell. As a result, the family was forced…

Displaced from Sitt Zeinab, 15-year-old Rahaf currently lives with her family in Jaramana. The girl was introduced to the CC through an ORV team who accompanied her and her mother thereto, where Rahaf enrolled in educational support programs and registered, along with her mother, in the Hear My Heart Program for women.

Eight-year-old boy Hasan lives with his parents and siblings in… The boy was sexually assaulted while playing with his mates in the basement of the building. Two of his playing mates, aged 11 and 12 respectively, tied him down and attempted to abuse him sexually. Aware that the boy’s screaming was heard by a neighbor, the aggressors ran…

Rima, a woman from northern rural Aleppo, was forced to flee her hometown because of the poor security conditions. She and her family of 7 children—the eldest of whom is 12 and the youngest 4 months old—currently live in an unfinished house at Daff al-Sakhr, Jaramana district, Rural Damascus. From the Child Protection case manager who…

Mr. E is a 28 years old man who has a physical need, and live with his mother, sister, wife and three children in Al Ashrafieh area. To be responsible for supporting his mother, sister, wife and three children, tailoring was the best profession for him. His hand was disabled and he did not need to use both hands together. That did not last long anyways because the…

Strangers had the unity of a situation: displacement, escaping death, loss and suffering. The village of Um Arquila, in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, was the same as other villages in the same area who had suffered from all above. Ms. R, 33 years old is a mother of five children, she moved away and then returned after 3 years to live in a mud room at her husband…

Anas, 17, was born in rural Aleppo. He grew up there, living with his parents and brother. His father used to work in agriculture, but as the crisis intensified in 2011, Anas was forced to leave with his mother and brother to Deir al-Zaur. His father did not wish to leave so he remained in his hometown. Thus, Anas became the family’s sole…

Mrs. R S, an unemployed 37-year-old widow and mother of three (two daughters and one boy), lived with her family in Qatana, Damascus. The house she was living in wasn’t hers but rather rented as she couldn’t afford to own one.

Her husband died in Damascus during the unfortunate…