Families in December
Ibrahim Hassan and Fatima Alie
Ibrahim and Fatima lived in Maskanah near Aleppo with their three children and they both worked on a farm.
Five months ago, due to the hostilities the entire family had to move to Jaramana near Damascus where they rented two rooms for 20,000 Syrian pounds a month but under extremely precarious conditions. Their three children are Kalil aged 13, Zeina 9 and the youngest Abed who is 6. Because the parents’ marriage has not been recorded by the civil authorities, the children cannot be admitted to the school.
Currently, Kalil, the oldest of the children, works in a cheese factory, while the father works as a building labourer. Fatima, the mother, was working in a potato processing factory but was involved in an accident and received third-degree burns.
In these circumstances, aid from Coup de Pouce would enable this family to meet their most urgent daily needs and give Fatima access to the medical care she needs.
Chahes Gazal and Zahrier Alleil
This family was living in Arbil, a suburb of Damascus situated in the eastern Ghouta region. During the bombing raids which recently occurred in this area, their house was destroyed and Chahes, the father, was injured in the spine and can no longer walk. Following these events, the family moved to Telfita where they found refuge in a mosque.
The family of Chahes and Zahrier was comprised of five boys and two girls, but three of the boys have since died. The two sons aged 35 and 34, Abed and Jalal, live with their families in Seidnaya where they work as builders’ labourers. The two daughters are Lina and Rawaa. Lina is 30 and lives with her five children at her parents’ home, her husband having disappeared four years ago. Rawaa is 23, single, and also lives with her parents. The two daughters work in the country as harvesters.
For this family, aid from Coup de Pouce would be a huge help to enable them to meet their most urgent expenses.
André Alchanaa and Fadia Joseph Aldarrouiche
André and Fadia were living with their two children in Homs. Following repeated attacks and the consequent destruction, in 2012 they had to leave their apartment to find shelter in Keraiat near Jaramana, after which they moved again to Kachcoul near Damascus. During this exodus, rent quadrupled from 10,000 to 40,000 Syrian pounds.
André, who was working as a public servant, has, since then, worked as a taxi driver. While working in this job, on two occasions he was hit by bullets which have resulted in a broken pelvis leaving him partially paralysed. Fadia, the mother, has left her job as a secretary to care for her husband. Firas, the son, who is now 20, has left his studies to work in a restaurant in Bab Touma, while his sister, aged 19, is studying with the hope of obtaining her baccalauréat.
In this case also, aid from Coup de Pouce would enable this family to somewhat improve their daily lives.