Meet the people our partner churches and organizations serve on a daily basis.

March 8, 2024

Empowered to refuse a second forced marriage

MEET RAYA We are originally from the city of Afrin in Syria. We were forced to flee in 2011, and moved to the Idlib province, where we stayed for four years. During this time, we couldn’t attend any school and […]
February 19, 2024

I knocked on every door

MEET RANIA We are Lebanese and our situation is just as bad as the country’s situation. Our biggest trial has been the death of my son-in-law, who passed away at the age of 39 because of COVID. My widowed daughter […]
January 26, 2024

Seeing my daughter laugh is a dream come true

MEET TALIA Talia (second girl from the left) and her friends at our partner child friendly space in Homs My husband and I have three children: two girls who are 14 and seven years old, and a boy who is […]
December 11, 2023

Our hope is to be back before Christmas

MEET MAHA My name is Maha. I am married to Joseph and we have five children who are grown up or studying. We are currently displaced from Rmeish, a beautiful village in the South right near the border. Back in […]
July 7, 2023

This center is the only one I trust my kids with

MEET VIVIENNE The pediatrician at our partner health center who takes care of Vivienne’s sons. My name is Viviane and I have two sons, Hamid who is three years and two months old, and Nadim who is one year and […]
July 5, 2023

Finally able to help my husband provide

MEET MAHA Maha practicing her newly acquired sewing skills.  I am Maha and I am from Raqaa in Syria. Because of the war, my husband fled first to Lebanon, to prepare for our arrival. I later joined him with our […]
July 3, 2023

Just graduated and so proud of myself!

MEET JANA Jana (right) and her siblings and mother at the education center’s 2022-2023 graduation My name is Jana and I am 14 years old. I have 2 older brothers and 4 younger siblings (10, 8, 2, and 1 year […]
June 21, 2023

“Don’t worry, it is just an earthquake”

MEET HUSSEIN Illustrative picture © Lisanne van der Schors for Medair My name is Hussein and I am from the Latakia Governorate in northwestern Syria. I have three sisters and two brothers, most of them married and living with their […]
June 15, 2023

My children needed help

MEET SALWA Sara (right) and her friends at our partner child friendly space in Mhardeh My name is Salwa, I am married and have two children, Walid and Sara, who are 9 and 6 years old. My husband is an […]
April 6, 2023

Thirsty to know more

MEET RANA My name is Rana, I am from Syria. We came to Lebanon as soon as the war in Syria started. I was only 6 years old, so I was raised here and I barely remember anything about Syria. […]