Please help me in raising $3000 for Omar's family so they can build 3 rooms and improve their living conditions in Atmah camp in Syria.
Omar Mustafa Al Saleh (32) was in a 3rd class of University studying English when the War in Syria began in 2011. Omar, his wife Basma (28) and their three children (Ali -5 , Ruba -4 , Mohned -5 months) stayed in Aleppo for other 3 years, hiding in the cave during the bombing attacks. In 2014 when they lost their own house to the bombing, they ran away to Atma camp near the border with Turkey where they could feel safer. Omar also took his sister and her son along with them (his sister lost her husband to the war).
While some other families immigrated when the border opened in 2012, Omar and his family decided to stay in Syria with a hope the war would end soon and they could return back to their town. Unfortunately that did not happen and the family is trapped in the Atmah camp for 4 years with no place to return to and no perspective of finding a job.
Omar is really worried for his family, the tents they received in 2016 are made of nylon and its hot in the summer, cold in the winter and no protection from the rain. He would like to build three rooms. Two rooms for his family and one room for his sister and her son. Each room costs $500 with a roof in nylon and concrete walls (The concrete ceiling would cost another $1000 for each room). They also need at least 5 barrels of fuel to heat up the rooms. Each barrel costs $150. The rest of the money would be used to buy clothes, blankets and any other supplies needed for the winter.
Every morning Omar walks 2km to the nearest town to get a clean water for drinking. They cook on firewood and sticks because a gas costs a lot of money. There is no electricity in the camp and so they use batteries to get a light.
They ran out of their own supplies 8 months ago and so they are now dependent only on the monthly food package received from the World Food Provider which contains 5kg of rice, 5kgs of sugar and 4 litres of oil. Water they receive from a local organisation is only for cooking. Their main food is rice, baby food is very costly and so they rely on rice soup to feed their children.
There are currently no volunteers in the camp, they pulled out in 2015 and those that still work in Syria are currently helping in the war zones.
I have worked with Omar's family to get some food supplies, fuel and better tent, but the family needs additional help so they can improve their living conditions and survive the upcoming winter.