Families in May
Story of Rafif et Ahmad
Rafif Ali Jaber was living in Aleppo with her five children where her husband worked in a grocery store.
During the last bombings in Aleppo, Ahmad's feet were seriously injured and he died before help arrived. Following the violent confrontations and the destruction caused by the bombings, Rafif and her children, along with others, had to leave Aleppo and seek refuge in Khan Cheikhoun in the province of Idlib. Consequently this area was also bombed necessitating the Rafif family to move again, this time to Hama.
Currently Rafif's family is living in very difficult conditions: the youngest son was hit by schrapnel close to his eye and needs surgery, while the oldest is suffering from an undiagnosed condition. Therefore, aid from Coup de Pouce would be invaluable to enable Rafif to take care of her children and pay her accommodation expenses.
Myriam Charif and her husband Mohammad El Khaled were living with their four children in the village of Sowran near Hama. One day Mohammad, who was working on the roads, did not come home and his family have had no news of him since. Following the bombings which reached the village of Sowran, Myriam and her children left their residence and found refuge in Khan Cheikhoun at the home of her cousin who has been able to accommodate them and obtain aid for them.
Some time later, her cousin lost her husband so the two families left Khan Cheikhoun to seek shelter in Hama. They finally found temporary refuge in a school with Myriam's sister-in-law and her four children.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would be a huge help to enable these three families with 10 children to meet their food and accommodation expenses.
Coup de Pouce collected your donations in May which totalled CHF2,000. As a result of your generosity, aid to the equivalent of CHF1,000 has been given to the families of Rafif and Myriam.