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Abu Mohamed's Story

29 Feb 2016

Abdel-Razzaq Mohamed Hafez or "Abu Mohamed" is one of the many Syrian refugees who has been displaced by war, bullets and artillery shells.

The 88-year-old was born in the city of Aleppo in 1928, and never imagined he would join the thousands of refugees on the long and difficult journey to safety. He arrived in Jordan in 2013.

Since his arrival, Abu Mohamed has been supported by the Jordan Red Crescent. He has received regular home visits to monitor his health and well-being, and is a beneficiary of JRC’s Cash Support Programme, delivered with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

One home visit revealed that Abu Mohamed’s health had suddenly deteriorated. JRC volunteers immediately organised an ambulance to transport him to the JRC hospital for testing and treatment. On his release from hospital he received follow up visits from the volunteers, ensuring that his health was improving, and providing him with food and health care packages.

This story is another example of the JRC volunteers enacting the Fundamental Principle of Humanity. By providing the link between the most vulnerable members of our community and partners in humanitarian work, JRC volunteers ensure that dignity is preserved, and that community members are able to live the fullest life possible.

The creases and lines in Abu Mohamed’s face tells the story of sad memories, and difficult travels. The Jordan Red Crescent volunteers will continue to ensure he feels welcome and safe in his new home.  

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