Aïman Al Ashkar
Aïman was born in 1977. He is single and is currently living with his parents in Sahnaya in a region in southern Syria to the south west of Damascus.
He previously lived in Saqba to the east of Damascus where he worked in the cabinetmaking industry. The accommodation in which he was living was destroyed by the bombings during the war, forcing him to rent a house in Sahnaya.
In November 2013, Aïman received a head injury from bomb fragments. Although he was operated on and seven of the eleven fragments were removed, the consequences of his injuries rendered him a hemiplegic. He then needed a wheelchair to move around, along with medicines to ease the effects of his injuries. Being a Palestinian (born in Damascus), he receives aid every three months provided by the UNRWA.
During the hostilities, Aïman's brother was killed by a bomb and his wife disappeared during the war leaving behind two orphans, one born in 2002 and the younger one in 2007. They are currently living with their grandparents and their uncle.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would enable Aïman to obtain a wheelchair so he could be mobile and continue his medical treatments, along with the possibility of an assessment for an operation in Jordan to remove the remaining fragments lodged in his brain.