Please stand with Syrian refugees like Hisham this Ramadan
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Hisham was born shortly before fighting erupted in Syria. Since then his life has changed dramatically - twice. As a toddler, he and his family fled the escalating violence in Syria to Jordan, where they found refuge in the northern city of Mafraq.
Young Hisham’s life took another unexpected turn when, one evening, the boy felt pain in his chest and sides. His parents rushed him to the emergency room where doctors ran tests. Hisham was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. His parents, now burdened by the cost of doctor visits and insulin shots, worried how they would care for their son. Fortunately, a neighbour informed Hisham’s family about the International Rescue Committee’s “Hope” health clinic, which provides free consultations, tests and medicine to urban refugees like Hisham in Mafraq. Hisham’s mother is extremely grateful to have found the clinic: “The IRC clinic is beneficial as it reduces our financial burdens.”
The situation and our work in Syria
As conflict continues in Syria, vulnerable people who have fled their homes and communities are observing Ramadan alone, often without adequate food, decent shelter or health care.
In Jordan, access to health care is a major issue for the majority of Syrians who do not live in camps, but have crammed into apartments, homes and ad hoc dwellings.
In Syria, we provide lifesaving support to over 1 million people—almost half of them children—who are struggling to survive a brutal war now in its eighth year. Families are facing violence and fleeing for their lives every day. Approximately 13.1 million people are in need of aid—and 5.3 million are children.
This Ramadan, stand with people in need. Donate now.
Your donation will be used to support IRC’s lifesaving work in Syria and around the world.