A poor humanitarian situation of a displaced mother from Daraya and her three children, who live in a house without texture, lacking the most basic necessities of life in the town of al-Kiswah, southern Damascus. She does not have a breadwinner, lives on aid, and suffers to secure the house fare and care for her three children because of her poverty and bad situation.
Maysa Hamada, a displaced woman from Daraya in Damascus countryside had launched a distress call via Facebook, asking for help because she was unable to provide the needs of her three children (Muhammad, Hamza, and Dima).
Maysa Hamada lives in the town of al-Kiswah (about 20 km south of the capital, Damascus) in a non-textured house whose walls covered by the blankets, provided as aid from international organizations, and it contains broken furniture and some pillows.
In her interview with North-Press Maysa said: "My husband was killed during a clash in Daraya while he had been providing the needs of the house since 7 years, after that we fled from Daraya and moved with my children in several houses and we finally settled in this house.”
Regarding how to manage the house rent, she said: “I was receiving support from several organizations and the support was sufficient, but now after a decision has been issued that we should receive support from only one organization, things have become very difficult, because the organization only gives me 20 thousand pounds and a food basket, and the house fare is 25 thousand pounds, and I am confused what to do!”
The three children also suffer from clear thinness and paleness, in addition to that the eldest (Muhammad) suffers from a nerve relaxation that needs special care. Maysa said: “Before I moved to this house I had put him in a special care center, but I no longer can bear the costs of the center.”
She added that she hopes to get help to rehabilitate her house in Daraya, as this will alleviate her sufferings. She said: "The house needs to be rebuilt for one of its walls, as it needs doors and windows, and I can live in it if it is repaired, even in this way at least I get rid of paying the monthly house rent which exhausts me in exchange for living in a house that is not suitable for housing at all.”
Maysa Hamada said that despite the difficulties, her children are still keen to go to school, but she could not prevent them from suffering the cold, hunger due to the deteriorating situation of the house, where the facilities are rudimentary and the kitchen has no shelves nor windows.
It is worth noting that the city of Damascus has many cases similar to the case of Maysa Hamada as a result of the large numbers of the displaced people and the displacement wave that started with the beginning of the crisis.