“In one moment, we lost our home, our possessions, and I almost lost my pregnancy,” says Rahaf Julaq (20 years old), one of those affected by the February 6 earthquake, who lives in Latakia.
The mother in her twenties, was six months pregnant when she and her husband moved to Adnan al-Malki shelter center after three days of being homeless. What frightened her most was the birth of her first child in a shelter center, as she put it. She says, “Our debts accumulated and we were about to have a child, and then everything changed after we received cash assistance from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.”
Through cash assistance, Rahaf could cover the costs of childbirth, pay off some debts, and rent a house that brought the small family together under one roof. She is one of 1,494 families who received assistance, and it will reach 1,754 families. It is multi-use and unconditional assistance, to help those affected recover faster.