Ahmed’s father Amer brought their family to Jordan after his shop and livelihood was destroyed by a bomb.
Ahmed suffers from a blood disorder that requires very special care, care that is not available in Jordan. Registered with the UNHCR, Amer is not allowed to legally work yet he said he has no choice. He’s already been arrested once for doing so. “I just want help for my child, ” said Ahmed during an interview.
During a recent hospital visit, Amer was told that Ahmed needs an operation for a liver transplant. He has a urea cycle disorder that results in too much ammonium in his blood and requires special food, vitamins and medication.
Amer has received minimal funds from the UNHCR in the past, but just received a notification that they will no longer be able to provide any financial or medical support. He’s also applied for reunification in the U.S. but was told in the last week that they will have to wait until an immigration official can meet with them – a process that takes an unspecified amount of time. They are desperate for a connection.