Families in April
Story of Om Ibrahim
Om Ibrahim and her husband, Mohamad Issa al Issa, have six children, the oldest being 18 and the youngest 6.
The family lived in Raqqa where Mohamad worked in the agricultural industry. Three years ago this town was invaded which resulted in the prevention of access to medical facilities. As a result, Om Ibrahim, who suffers from renal insufficiency, had to depart Raqqa leaving her children behind. They continued to live there alone and, with the help of neighbours, were cared for by the oldest child.
After three years, the six children have finally been able to rejoin their parents in Damascus where they live in very precarious conditions. Aid from Coup de Pouce will be very welcome to pay rent for an apartment and to slightly improve their living conditions.
Story of Hassan Naameh
Hassan and his wife were living in the Harasta region in a suburb north east of Damascus where their three children were studying for their baccalaureate and attending university, while their father worked in the public sector.
When fighting broke out in the Harasta region, the area was damaged by the bombings and Hassan's friend was killed. The family decided to leave and find refuge in Douella, another suburb of Damascus.
Hassan's family is now living in a small apartment. The mother is battling stomach cancer and is in need of medical treatment and the children are trying to continue their studies. In these circumstances, aid from Coup de Pouce will be directed towards their most urgent expenses of accommodation health care and education.
Coup de Pouce collected donations in March amounting to CHF2,000. Therefore, as a result of your generosity, aid has been able to be provided to the two families concerned who have each received the equivalent of CHF1,000.