Families in January
Hidat is the mother of three sons whose husband died ten years ago.
The oldest of her sons, Abdulmalek, has died, her second son, Kaled, has a bad back and only works periodically, and the youngest son is married with one child. He did work selling fabrics but is now unemployed.
Hidat’s family was living in the suburb of Izaa in Aleppo. When fighting broke out, the area was invaded and the inhabitants only had a few hours to evacuate. The family found refuge with Hidat’s parents but after several months they decided to return home to Aleppo, only to discover that their home had been sacked.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would help Hidat and her two sons to re-establish themselves.
Souad Alhaj Ahmed
Souad is the mother of seven children. She was living in an area near Hama with her husband Abdullah who ran a tiling business and maintained his land and a house.
At the commencement of the hostilities in 2011, the father and one of his sons disappeared while participating in a rescue mission with fire fighters. The oldest son of the family, which comprised five boys and two girls, also disappeared during a checkpoint control. Initially when these disappearances occurred, Souad, by selling her belongings, searched for a long time to find any traces of them. Unfortunately her efforts came to nothing and so Souad decided to leave the town of Alhambra with her five children and the second wife of her disappeared husband, her four children and grandchildren.
Souad and her children have found accommodation at Maar Chahrour where they live under very precarious conditions. She works on a farm preparing food products.
In this case also, aid from Coup de Pouce would enable this family to obtain their essential needs and would help to relieve some of the pressure on Souad.