“Despite all the difficult circumstances, the education and future of my children is a priority.” Says Zakaria’s mother,
who became the sole breadwinner of her family of six, after losing her husband during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Like many other families, Zakaria’s family suffered from displacement and harsh living and financial conditions, however, the mother hurried to enroll her children in school as soon as they returned to their city, Deir Ezzor.
She also attended vocational courses to find herself a job that covers her big family’s needs.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent helped her, along with 1012 families headed by women, through the Cash Assistance project, aimed at improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable families, and those with children with disabilities or chronic diseases, as well as supporting 1942 children with their basic education, including stationary and other costs to prevent school dropout, with the support of the British Red Cross.