Following increased violence and bombardments in the region, Fatima was forced to flee Abu al-Duhur district in Idlib province with her husband and six children to pursue a safer and more stable place. Her trip to displacement was challenging and complex; particularly, she has a middle son who has had a movement disability since birth that needs special care.

However, she tried to settle in the Idlib camps, but the security situation there was unstable, so she moved to the Zaytoun camp near Azaz city, in the Aleppo countryside. Her husband used to work as a barber. Unfortunately, he could not get his equipment out due to their hurried evacuation because of the bombing. Fatima strives tirelessly to ensure that her children have a promising future.

Fatima’s family spend most of their days relying on humanitarian aid and hope that they will soon be able to return home and her husband gets work, even if it’s only a small barbershop job, to live independently and meet their necessities. HIHFAD, in partnership with the Japan Platform, provides hygiene kits, solid waste disposal, water supply, hygiene promotion, and prefabricated latrines services to Fatima’s family and 3,600 other displaced families in ten camps throughout Idlib and Azaz.