Refugee Women's Fitness

by Operation Mercy
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Oct 22, 2019

"How do you feel about your physical health?"

Home to our beneficiaries - a Syrian Refugee Camp
Home to our beneficiaries - a Syrian Refugee Camp

“How do you feel about your physical health right now?”

To follow up on our beneficiaries and improve our services, our project coordinator has been going around to visit people in their homes asking questions such as this one. In the past three months, around 100 ladies were able to benefit from our regular classes in two camps for Syrian refugees.

It has been exciting to hear how individuals have been encouraged and challenged by their time together exercising as a group. While some have experienced major changes in their bodies and increased energy during their daily activities, others commented that they stopped hitting their children and have a bigger margin for the difficulties they experience.

“How do you feel about your emotional health right now? “

Everyone in the camps is affected by recent developments increasing the conflict in their home region of Northeastern Syria. Most of the ladies that attend our classes have relatives or friends in Northeastern Syria and for whose lives they fear and as returning to their homes is cast into doubt once again. Though coming to exercise does not remove their worries and grief, it does provide a much needed opportunity to let out stress and receive encouragement.

Thank you for your contributions towards helping refugee women stay in shape and be encouraged!

Refugee women getting into shape.
Refugee women getting into shape.
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Operation Mercy

Location: Orebro - Sweden
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Maarten de Wolf
Orebro, Sweden
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