By Sana Tarabishi
Razan Agha is one of those volunteers. “No one can deny how tough the Syria crisis is in many aspects. We all suffered from it, but my biggest fear was toward my daughter of being unable to provide her the decent life she deserves. I was afraid of running out of children’s medications, milk and food specially when witnessing the sufferings of other women while carrying out relief work. I have always been obsessed with the fact that my daughter along with every kid in this country does not deserve living this way. The biggest difficulty we faced was not to make our children feel the Syrian crises and its vocabulary such as missile, bombing and fire shooting..” Razan said summarizing how the passed four year of crisis.
It was hard for Razan to compromise between humanitarian and family duties. “I haven’t really succeeded in fulfilling both duties at the same time,” Razan said. “As the crisis expanded, our humanitarian duties enlarged and so did our family duties. We got nervous and stressed at all levels, but regardless of all, everything went well! I can’t tell how!! However, I was surrounded with my family that helped in carrying the burden of my family chores as a wife and a mother. My SARC volunteer friends also supported me so I can manage to be both a mother and a volunteer. My husband was extremely supportive and encouraging. I do not want to sound ideal as I say that I have a dream to continue to receive trainings in order to be a trainer. Pursuing this dream required me travelling continuously to Damascus and staying there for some while, yet my husband was the biggest supporter for me to travel and join those training programs.”