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Aya and Alaa

AyatAllah and Alaa

Aya and Alaa in Lebanon, December, 2016. The girls lived with their father in Syria but after he passed away, they were taken in by their uncle, Mohammad Nour: “In 2012, I was living with my wife in the countryside of Damascus in Al Tadamon when raids by the regime army began and bombings intensified. We moved to a nearby village but when the Free Army entered, clashes began. Our house was burned so we fled to Lebanon.”

If Syria becomes safe for them to return, they will go back and rebuild their home. Mohammad Nour was a painter, and his wife Lina was a primary school teacher. He would like to find work as a mechanic, to provide the surgeries that he and the girls need: Aya is out of school school due to hearing difficulties, Alaa has problems with her eyes and Mohammad Nour has lost sight in his left eye.


Mary E. Rude
I am currently an attorney living in Washington, DC, but before I settled down here, I had the honor of working in several countries abroad, including Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and South Africa. I have met refugees from Zimbabwe and the wars in Eastern Ukraine and Armenia, and was touched by their spirit and determination to survive and find a better life. When I heard about this organization from a colleague, I was thrilled to be able to directly support a family struggling to survive the turmoil that has affected Syria.
$5000 Goal

Please help me in supporting this family and showing the world that Americans are compassionate people who do care about the plight of innocent refugees from Syria who have to struggle everyday just to survive.  I hope especially that these girls can get the medical care they need to repair their hearing and eye diseases.  We take such medical care for granted here, but in many other countries, many people lose their sight or hearing due to infections and other disorders that can be easily cured when the right medicine and facilities are available.

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At least four quarterly emails will be sent to all contributors with status and progress reports related to activity on the campaign. This may include information about the successful transfer of funds to a hospital, a photo of the recipient after a successful surgery, etc.


Contributors will be provided with a local address to send food, clothes, school supplies and letters of support directly to the family’s door. This is a great way to build one-to-one relationships and potentially provide more needed support down the road. Plus, everything included in the $5 reward.


Attend a live video chat session with the host and refugee. Introduce yourself and time-permitting, spark up a conversation along with others involved in the campaign. A translator will be provided for English when needed. Plus, everything included in the $5 and $15 rewards.


Engage in a 30 minute one-to-one live video chat. An arabic translator will be provided for French or English. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15 and $25 rewards.


Everything in the $45 reward, four times! You can give them away to others or enjoy them all yourself. Each of the four rewards comes with everything offered in the $45 reward and below.


Thinking of traveling? Humanwire can help with recommendations for your itinerary. This could be a great opportunity to meet and connect more closely with the refugee family that will be benefitting from your contribution. For dinner, Humanwire will provide local transportation for everyone. Also, everything included in all prior rewards.

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