Little Jamila who is only 7. Jamila, her nine brothers and sisters and her parents all lived in Al Rastan, an area of Homs, Syria. Jamila’s home was completely destroyed by steady bombardment and shelling on the entire city. Jamila and her family were forced to desert their own city and seek refuge in Lebanon. The family now lives in a single room in Al A’mayer which is close to the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Since March 2011, Syria has been engaged in a violent uprising that has taken the lives of at least 40,000 people and displaced another 1.5 million people. Families have been forced to leave their homes and flee to the neighboring countries of Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
Because of the chilly weather in Northern Lebanon, Jamila caught a severe cold which developed into Bronchitis. Jamila’s father also suffers from a medical condition and is therefore unemployed. He is struggling to cover the family’s monthly expenses, which include $150 for rent, $600 for food and other expenditures.
In order to help Jamila and her family during this difficult time, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) treated Jamila at the ZF Clinic in Northern Lebanon and is now supplying her with the medicine she needs for free. ZF is also providing aid to Jamila’s family until her father gets back on his feet and is able to support his family on his own.
Because of our generous donors, ZF is able to help those around the world who are in desperate need of humanitarian relief.