Giving refugees like Fatima the strength to cope
Volunteer Fatima helps to distribute rations to fellow refugees in Jordan ‘with love and a smile’. She’s determined to help others regain the dignity she lost on the dangerous and traumatic journey from Syria.
Fatima is now living in Jordan with her children. She says that with more and more Syrian refugees arriving every day, life is hard and very expensive.
“We mainly depend on coupons and packages distributed by NGOs. They’re getting fewer all the time. We no longer have breakfast, the children just have milk.” she says. “I never thought this would happen to Syrian people who were living in prosperity and dignity.”
Thanks to Act for Peace supporters like you, Fatima has been trained as a volunteer to help with food distribution and educate others on how to distribute aid safely and fairly.
“People who come here are already shy and broken on the inside,” says Fatima. “We should not add to this. I’ve made big changes to help people keep their dignity. I want to distribute packages with love and a smile,” she adds, her tired face breaking out into a huge smile.
Fatima is grateful to the people in Australia who helped to train her and the other volunteers she works with.
"I thank the Australian people and I am always praying for them because they gave myself and all Syrians great hope,” she says. “We will always pray for you and for your country to never suffer what we have suffered from."
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