“We didn’t expect this to happen,” Abu Mohammad said,
reflecting on the anticipation of their third child’s birth while they reside in a shelter center, a move they were compelled to make seven months ago due to the earthquake.
After the earthquake severely damaged his home in Aleppo, rendering it unsafe for habitation,
Abu Mohammad had no choice but to leave. On the night of February 6, he found himself, along with his two-month pregnant wife and their two young children (aged one and two), seeking refuge.
As he put it, the shelter was the only viable and secure option for his family.
“Now, I work as a greengrocer for 12 hours each day, yet the weekly earnings can’t cover even a single day’s worth of our food needs. It’s currently not possible to rent a house and bear all the burdens alone,” stated the thirty-year-old father,
who now resides in the Mahmoud Othman Shelter in Al-Qusur neighborhood in Homs City.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent extends assistance to affected families, providing them with essential relief items, food , and health kits, along with psychological support and health care services.