“The kids are traumatised”


Making winter bearable for an orphaned Refugee Family.

In 2012, Hassan Bazzazi along with his five grandchildren were forced to move to Jordan after the nasty Syrian War had snatched the lives of Hassans son and his wife. Considering the limited health of an 85-year old man and his now orphaned grandchildren, it became obvious the chance of survival in Syria was closer to nil.

Refugee families anticipate the winter season with horror.

Due to his elderliness, he was not able to afford an education for his grandchildren. His home in Jordan was void of any heating appliances, and the children had been going to sleep cold and upset.

The kids are traumatized because of the loss of their parents. I am doing my best to make the difference but it is too hard for me to be the mother and the father at the same time. I am 85. I cook, I wash their clothes. Sometimes, one of my acquaintances helps me clean the house. I pray to Allah (SWT) for a long life so I can raise them peacefully.”

Our mission is to save lives by preventing the effects of winter from harming people in need. We believe that human life is precious.

Last year, our team found his family grief-stricken. Winter had become unbearable, we supplied them with blankets, gas cylinders, heating appliances and many other items. Winter had become warm, and many of Hassans stresses were resolved.

Education should not be a privilege, so we organized an Orphan Sponsorship Program for his grandchildren.

“Last year, the kids and I were enduring the bitter cold. We were stunned when Islamic Relief’s team knocked on the door. They were holding blankets, and a heater with a gas cylinder. We needed that so badly. The team was nice to the children and the kids were so happy.”

Islamic Relief works to alleviate poverty and enhance the quality of lives of people around the world.

Last winter, Islamic Relief Jordan distributed more than 10,000 blankets, around 1,500 gas heaters, nearly 3,000 waterproof plastic sheet, and vouchers to help clothe more than 1,500 people for winter.