Families in July
Hamid Al-Himedi and Raouda Al-Oubed
Before the outbreak of the hostilities, Hamid Al-Himedi and his wife, Raouda Al-Oubed, were living in Deir Al-Zor with their ten children born between 1986 and 2008.
The father worked as a locksmith while his wife looked after the home.
In 2011 when the conflict broke out in the region, the family had to move to Al-Boukamal, a town situated on the Euphrates river on the border with Irak. At that time, two of their daughters, Zeinab and Fatima, remained in Deir Al-Zor where they stayed for more than four years without seeing their parents.
Later, in 2018, the family had to move once again because of the hostilities. One of the children, Jihad, the oldest, found refuge in Norway, while of the nine girls, five of them married. The sixth lost her husband and is now living with her father in Deir Al-Zor. Among the three youngest daughters, two have ended their studies and the youngest, Saria, who is 11, is in 5th grade.
Currently, part of the family is living in Damascus with their mother, Raouda, who has cancer. Aid from Coup de Pouce would be allocated primarily to the medical care she needs.
Amira Al-Hisch and the late Issa Bagdan
This family lived in Arbin where they owned a home and where the father worked as a haulage contractor. In 2011 following the hostilities, the family had to leave Arbin and go to Tabalé where they were able to stay at the home of a relative for one year. The family comprised six girls born between 1964 and 1982, and two boys born in 1978 and 1979. During that same year, Mouna, the oldest of the girls, died as a result of the conflict.
In 2012 the family moved again and went to Jaramana where they rented a house for which the rent was to triple in a period of several years. The father, Issa Bagdan, died in 2013 while working. Among the seven children, five are married and have children, while Roula is seriously handicapped and in need of care. As for Khalil, he is working as a detergent delivery man and provides for the care of Roula and her mother Amira who suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would enable Khalil to develop his business and meet the family’s most urgent expenses.