Asmar and his family were living in the suburb of Saladin in Aleppo where he was managing a furniture store and an internet café. The first was destroyed by the Regime and the second was confiscated by the Army.
Nearly all the members of his family have lost their lives for different reasons. His sister and her son perished in a fire in their apartment. His brother-in-law had a cancer which is normally curable but, due to lack of available medicine, overcame him. His father died following a heart attack and his two young sisters died in class during a bomb attack on their school.
His fiancé was injured in attacks but survived with irreversible after effects, i.e. she has become unable to speak and is paralysed down the right side.
Asmar is currently living with his mother and his fiancé, who requires intensive medical care, while at the same time being sought after by the Regime for helping injured civilians who are considered Rebels by the investigating authorities.
From the outset, Asmar has found it difficult to accept our aid because he does not want to be regarded as a beggar. But finally he has succumbed and is happy to receive your "helping hand."