Rafah and Mustafa – HUMANWIRE
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Rafah and Mustafa

rafah and mustafa

Rafah and Mustafa fled their home in Syria in early 2016. After a horrifying journey by foot between Syria and Turkey, they continued on, eventually to Greece. Now awaiting reunification with her husband in Germany, Rafah and her son have been living in a squat with three other families and nowhere else to go.

“We traveled to many different camps but they always told us they couldn’t accept me and my son. There are many problems in the squats – they are not safe. There are drugs, alcohol and fights…There’s not always food, and it’s not a positive environment for my three-year-old son. The place where we live is also very dirty. There is water constantly on the floor from the toilets, and that is the place where they wash the big pots for food. I am afraid my son will get chickenpox here, scabies, fleas. I am also afraid of hepatitis.”

Rafah would like to get Mustafa out of the squat and into a clean home as soon as possible.

Goal Breakdown
Rent (and deposit) – $330 x 6 months
Deposit – $0
Food stipend – $275 x 6 months
Utilities – $55 x 6 months
Escrow fee – n/a
International wire fee – $44
Other expenses (realtor fee, bus fees, etc) – $396

Total (USD): $4400


Lynsey Waite Shimala
I live near Portland, Maine with my husband, Ryan, and our two small children, Theo and Bea. We are very grateful for the peace and safety we experience in our daily lives right now, and know that the same should be granted to everyone, especially children.
$4400 Goal

I was so happy to find Humanwire through a friend who has worked recently with refugees in Greece. This site gives us a way to directly help people who have been displaced by the conflicts across the Middle East. The crisis in Syria has been especially horrifying to watch unfold, and the impact on children is devastating.

This is a chance to give. To make life better for a mother and son. A small action from each of us will make an enormous difference.

Any amount helps, and I know that we will reach our goal. I’ve set a time limit of just one month. Let’s get Rafah and Mustafa into a home, with food and clean water, as soon as possible!



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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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