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Ibrahim Alnaiemi and Hanadi
Ibrahim worked as a violinist in the suburb of Al Fardous in Aleppo with his wife Hanadi and their four children, two girls aged 17 and 12 and two boys 24 and 5.
When the fighting began to ravage their area, the entire family had to leave Aleppo and find shelter at the home of their in-laws in Damascus.
During this period, the eldest son was injured in the foot from an explosion. Today this injury is a handicap and prevents him from working and being able to provide for his wife and son.
During a long journey which lasted more than seven years, the whole family moved from Aleppo to Damascus, then to Lataquié, before returning to their former suburb in the hope of being able to live once again in their apartment in Aleppo. Because this apartment had suffered extensive damage, Ibrahim’s family rented a basement in order to be able to initiate the necessary reconstruction work.
In the short term, Ibrahim and his family need aid from Coup de Pouce to make their living quarters habitable again and to overcome the great difficulties encountered in moving back into their area.
Marie Karouf and Ibrahim Nasser
Marie and Ibrahim have three children - George, 39 and married,
Manal, 38, and Majd, 32 who is also married.
The family lived in Arbeen near Damascus. Marie worked making artificial roses which she sold in her shop, while Ibrahim worked to market the roses.
The hostilities and particularly the aerial bombings caused Marie and Ibrahim’s family to leave their home and move to Jaramana in the suburb to the south-east of Damascus. In this area they rented an apartment with a monthly rental which rose to 40,000 Syrian pounds (CHF100).
Today Marie works by knitting for the family. She suffers from arthritis and needs an operation, the cost of which would be 1.3 million Syrian pounds. Ibrahim has not worked for seven years due to his poor health. Specifically he suffers from kidney stones and has had a heart attack.
As for the children, George works in the finance industry and supports his family as much as he can. Manal is suffering the effects of an ongoing trauma she received when a thief broke into her apartment during the night. Majd is also no longer working.
In these circumstances, aid from Coup de Pouce will be very helpful to enable the parents to receive care and for the entire family to meet their most pressing expenses.
Raed Awaad and Nejmeh Ashkar
Raed and Nejmeh are 43 and 35 years old and have three children:
Rihab, who was 14 when she died six months ago in hospital; Rami, who is 13 and who is in seventh grade at school and suffers from the same illness as her older sister; and the youngest, Charbel, who is 14 months old and in good health.
Raed’s family was living in the town of Aïn al Geren. In 2016 they had to move to Homs so that Rihab could receive medical treatment at the hospital. Following the death of their eldest daughter, the family returned to live in Aïl al Geren where they rented a home.
Today, the mother Nejmeh is no longer working. She is caring for her son so he can attend school, albeit in a wheelchair. The father Raed is working as a concrete delivery driver, but he suffers from a herniated disc which limits his activity.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would mean this family would be able to meet their urgent expenses in the areas of accommodation and health, particularly for the medical care of Rami.