*Kasandra is a Syrian lady from the city of Al-Sham. She is divorced and left Syria when the war started. She and her daughter, *Susana, are currently living by themselves. Their living conditions are bad. Susana has two little daughters and her husband suffers from psychological issues. He left Susana one day and decided he could take the two young daughters with him. Susana didn’t know he had taken the children and looked for them everywhere in Jordan. What a shock! He took them and disappeared. She couldn’t get her daughters out of her mind and she didn’t know anything about their whereabouts for a long time. It was very hard to handle as a mother and refugee in a foreign country.
One day, she gained information about her husband and her daughters. They were in Syria. Someone saw them there and immediately informed Susana. Thankfully, she was able to talk with her daughters. They were in such bad condition and they were crying, wanting her to be there with them. After Susana learned where they were, the husband divorced her. Despite her difficult and hopeless situation, Susana has hope one day she will be with her daughters again.
Now, the mother and adult daughter are both divorced. Kasandra and Susana are away from their family and relatives. They are alone in a foreign country, waiting for permanence and trying to survive. No one provides for them and they really cannot work legally due to their refugee status. What a situation. Kasandra sometimes makes handcrafts to sell and earns a small income. Susana is taking a course to learn how to make sweets and different kinds of desserts.
This is the story of two women without a home. *The names are changed for their protection. While it is tragic, because of the help they receive through Global Hope Network International Jordan, they are able to feed themselves and look toward a future filled with hope. The skills learned here will help them to build a solid foundation wherever they find themselves longterm - whether back in Syria some day or a placement through the United Nations in a welcoming country. Neither woman wanted to share her picture with the world and we have respected their wishes. Attached are pictures of other children and women in similar circumstances.
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Children living as refugees from Syria in Jordan
Children living as refugees from Syria in Jordan 2