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.