Sarhan Family – HUMANWIRE
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Sarhan Family


Ritaj (8), Alaa (9) and Mohammad (11) in their refugee camp in Lebanon

In 2012, the children’s family was forced to flee their village of Al Abbadeh in the eastern part of Damascus, Syria. The family has been living in a tent for the past four and a half years with limited access to healthcare, almost no employment and just enough food to barely get by from loans. Alaa and her other brother, Abd Al Moein (17) suffer from severe rheumatism, which is difficult to treat because of their limited access to resources.

The family’s top needs include treatment for Alaa and Abd Al Moein. In addition, the family is in vital need of blankets, mattresses, and a means to pay of their debts. The children’s mother, Halima, is unemployed but is interested in selling her handmade products.


Vanessa Ruggles
Help me counteract, in a small but significant way, the immense harm being inflicted on the world's most vulnerable populations by the current U.S. government.
$2500 Goal

We wring our hands, we feel hopeless, we despair at the despicable actions taken by our government, we want to help. Here’s our chance! Let’s make the lives of refugees better, one family at a time.


-1587Days -4Hours -17Min -37Sec



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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