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Kamar and Israa

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Kamar (24) and her daughter Israa (2) in Greece, 2016.

“I moved to Aleppo when I got married. We began to receive threats and the fighting became more intense so we moved to Idlib.  Our house was bombed many times. We were only able to live in about 50% of the house as the rest was so damaged.

My youngest daughter was seriously injured by one of the bombs. She suffered a wound to her left shoulder.  My husband and I took her to the hospital but it was was crowded with people and we had to push through to see a doctor. The doctors told us that we must go to a town near Aleppo to get the medicine that she needed. There was not much that could be done to treat the wound until the medicine was obtained.

We were told to take my daughter home while we waited for my husband to get the medicine. My daughter was in so much pain, she was screaming. My husband went to try to get the medicine but was kidnapped. He was held for several months and when he was set free he suffered from psychological problems.

Because my husband was kidnapped, my daughter did not receive the medicine that she needed and her wound became rotten. There was nothing that the hospital could do and so my daughters and I traveled to a camp in the countryside outside the city. This camp was where the rest of my family were living. My mother, father, four sisters, four brothers, my two daughters and I lived in the camp for around five months and there were no doctors, only nurses. My daughter lived with me in the tent. I would take her to the field hospital twice a week. They would change my daughter’s dressing and sometimes they would throw the dead parts of my daughter’s flesh away, but could not do anything else to help her. I had a prescription for pain relief but they did not have any medication. She had no pain relief.

When my husband was released he was told that we had been killed in the bombing. He was found out we had survived and were living in the camp outside the city and he came and found us. He saw how sick my daughter had become and we decided that he had to take her to Europe for medical treatment. We thought that if she did not receive medical treatment, she might not survive. We did not have enough money for me and my other daughter to travel with them so they left without us.

After my husband and daughter left Syria, my other daughter and I were all alone. Because I was a woman living alone I was harassed and threatened by the militia. On one occasion I was held at gunpoint.  I was very scared. My husband told that I must join him and our daughter in Germany as my daughter is dead emotionally and cannot be without her mother. So I left Syria with our younger daughter.

On our journey we slept in mosques and city parks. The smugglers stole my money.  When the boat left Turkey, the Turkish police shot at us with snipers. It was terrifying I thought that my daughter and I would be killed. Luckily, no one was hurt and we arrived in Chios.”

Kamar and her daughter are currently living in a container with eight other strangers while the family works on legal reunification to Germany. There is no door to the container causing frigid conditions. Kamar is very concerned for the health of Israa, as she is not getting the nutrition needed for a two year old. Additionally, her oldest daughter and husband in Germany are always on her mind.”

 

Goal Breakdown
Rent (and deposit) – $330 x 6 months
Deposit – $330
Food stipend – $220 x 6 months
Utilities – $55 x 6 months
Escrow fee – n/a
International wire fee – $22
Other expenses (realtor fee, bus fees, etc) – $363

Total (USD): $4345

 


SUPPORT NETWORK



Helia Eragi-paydar
Host
Hello. My name is Helia. I am a wife, a mother of one, and work in the healthcare field. I have been heartbroken and devastated beyond words by what has been happening in Syria and the torturous journeys that these refugees have gone through some losing family members and being torn apart just to find themselves in horrible living conditions outside their own country. I have been looking for ways to help in any way that I can and I hope you consider making a donation to help these innocent people.
$4345 Goal





REWARDS



$5

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.


$15

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.


$25

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.


$45 SUGGESTED DONATION

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.


$100

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.


$250

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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No rewards for me thank you (or maybe I would like rewards), I just want to make a donation for a certain amount to Kamar and Israa.

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25 Sponsors
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