Families in February
The Om Mohamad family
Om Mohamad's family lived at Kudsaya,
a suburb of Damascus, where the father worked as an electrician.
When the area was attacked the family decided to leave, mainly because his two daughters could no longer continue their studies at the university under these conditions.
After leaving, the family found temporary refuge with his sister, but they are looking for an apartment where they will be able to settle in for the longer term. Meanwhile the father has been unable to find work and the family does not have the means to provide for their immediate needs.
The Heda Barram family
Heda is originally from Hama and her husband from Dar'a. They were living with their six children in a town called Naima which has been severely damaged by the conflict. This family has experienced devastating bombing attacks, following which they had to flee and leave behind their belongings which have now been looted. Subsequently Heda's husband left for Jordan in order to find work and to try to help support his family.
Currently Heda is living with four of her children in a rented room, the oldest two having left for Lebanon. Heda suffers from diabetes and needs medicine to care for herself and her children.
The Aboud Abo family
Aboud was living with his wife and daughter in Hasakeh where he worked for a drink delivery company. During the hostilities which affected this region, some of the assailants set fire to his house and burnt his car. As a result, Aboud and his family left their home to find shelter in Ras el-Ain.
Aboud has not yet found a new job and is living for the time being in a small house with his parents, his family and his two brothers. Any aid would be welcome to assist the family and help Aboud in his efforts to find work.
The Samir Louka Téodoros family
Samir is married and has two children, one of whom is still at school, the other in military service. Samir was living with his family in a town near the river Khabur in the northeast of Syria and worked as a musician in a restaurant. During the conflict, his town was attacked causing him and his family to flee. He found refuge with his in-laws in Hasakeh. Samir currently has no work and any assistance would be invaluable to ensure the survival of his family.