Their father Khaled was a leader in his Syrian village before fleeing war. With a university education in computer and information systems, including work experience in engineering, in 2007 Khaled became mayor of his municipality.
In 2011, Khaled’s house was exploded as a result of conflict with the Syrian Army and ISIS and thus he and his family made the difficult journey to a camp at the Syrian border. After living miserably for years waiting for the war to end, the family was no longer able to sustain and recently crossed into Turkey where they currently shelter in Mardin.
Mother Khetam is in dire need of operations to manage problems in her heart and arteries and treatment for their daughter Asma (5) who is suffering from a failure to grow.