Suleiman Abouzid, 51, is one of over 6.5 million displaced people facing an uncertain future inside war-torn Syria.
Fierce fighting forced Suleiman and his family to flee their home, in a village in the northwest governorate of Idleb. We met the family last year in Syria’s largest camp – Kah, near the Turkish border.
“We have been staying in this camp for three months,” said Suleiman. Three of his eight children are disabled, and he worries that they are not getting the specialist care that they need. “It is difficult to meet the daily needs of my family.”
At Ramadan, it is particularly hard for the family, as they remember all they have lost in the violence that continues to rip through their country.
“Before the conflict, our diet during Ramadan was very special. We prepared many sorts of meals and sweets. But our situation has changed, now we are living with the minimum.”
Islamic Relief provided the family with a Ramadan food parcel – one of over 21,600 distributed in Syria last year. The package contained a host of staples, including rice, flour, lentils, tuna and beans – as well as treats such as sweets and tahini molasses.
Suleiman and his family also benefitted from other Islamic Relief projects designed to assist vulnerable people caught up in the violence.
“We have got a hygiene kit, mattresses and blankets. Islamic Relief has a good reputation in providing support for people who left their home with nothing in their hands.”
Last year, Islamic Relief’s Ramadan food distribution helped more than 108,000 of the most vulnerable people inside Syria – and others in nearby countries. In 2014, we want to reach many more.
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