CITY OF ORIGIN: Damascus
LENGTH OF DISPLACEMENT: 1 YEAR
STATUS: INJURED FATHER + CHILD LABOR + INJURED FROM WORKING
OUR FAMILY: ALI (18)
Like the others, I had to leave Syria because of the crippling sieges. My father and I fled together to find a way to support our family. My father, unfortunately, suffers from a lot of health issues and was negatively affected by the move. Upon reaching Istanbul, I found work in a sweets factory where I worked long hours. A few months after I started working there, I was in an accident at work and almost lost most of my fingers on my right hand. The pain from this and the effect this had on my psyche was so bad, and my father grew more and more depressed, unable to help due to his health issues. When I met the Karam team, I had almost lost all hope of ever going back to high school. Thankfully, I am back and working towards graduating now!
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