Families in April
The Al Kharan family
The Al Kharan family composed the father, the mother and three children who were living in Kafr Batna before the commencement of the hostilities.
During the conflict the father was killed and their home was destroyed, so the family had to find other accommodation. In addition, the entire family is suffering from diabetes, the eldest son is handicapped and the youngest son has vision problems.
The aid from Coup de Pouce would enable the purchase of medicines and allow this family to improve its state of health.
The Dhoua Cheik Al Bakara family
Dhoua's family is composed of the father, the mother and four children. They were living in the suburb of Macha which is at the entrance to Hama. During the hostilities this suburb, where a group of the warring parties was entrenched, was targeted and Dhoua's family was forced to flee. The father was killed when he went to recover his belongings from his home.
As a result, Dhoua had to stay with her parents for four months. Close friends found a house for her to rent but she had no income to pay for it. She does however occasionally receive help for her children and she works during the summer by selling vegetables and making conserves. Her eldest son who is ten wants to leave school in order to work.
The Rawda family
Rawda was living with her thee sons and their families in Homs in the suburb of Bab Sbaa. During the hostilities they had been assaulted by a group of armed men who kidnapped one of her sons, her daughter-in-law and her child.
The family has had no news of them for five years. At the time of this assault Rawda received a knife wound to her stomach, her second son was shot nine times in his feet and thigh, while the third son remains traumatised and will not go out. Rawda's entire family comprising her two sons and four grandchildren has left Homs for Damascus where they are living under very difficult conditions because they have no income and must rely on charity from their neighbourhood.