Hadeel just wants to keep her children safe and happy
Like any mother, Hadeel just wants to keep her children safe and happy. When they feel sad and miss the home they had to flee, Hadeel tries to comfort them by telling them that they are on a camping trip and will go home soon.
But the reality is very different – the Syrian family was forced to flee their hometown in north-east Syria in October last year, because of fresh fighting. After walking for hours in the cold, they reached the border and were taken to safety in Bardarash refugee camp in Iraq.
In the camp, UNHCR and partners are providing life-saving protection and assistance to families like Hadeel’s. With your donations, we are registering new arrivals, providing all refugees with a tent, essential items and winter supplies, and offering health care and protection services.
“They gave us mattresses and blankets and plastic sheets,” explains Hadeel, visibly relieved. Although living conditions in the camp are very basic, Hadeel couldn’t be more grateful that her family has made it there in one piece: “Thank God, we are safe and my kids are safe.”
While they wait for their ‘camping trip’ to be over, Hadeel’s children have a safe place to sleep tonight. Because of generous donors like you.