Meet Yusuf, from Lebanon
Yusuf is a 7 year-old boy who lives with his brother and parents in
Shatila refugee camp, Lebanon.
Both parents are Palestinian
refugees: his father was born in Tel al-Zaatar refugee camp (The Hill of Thyme), a UNRWA administered
Palestinian Refugee camp housing approximately 50,000-60,000 refugees in
In 1976, during the Lebanese Civil War, the camp was destroyed and his family
had to flee to Shatila refugee camp. Yusuf’s mother was born in Shatila refugee
camp, where she married Yusef’s dad in 2007.
In 2010, Yusuf’s father suffered
from a brain clot that left him hemiplegic and unable to work. He now needs
physiotherapy sessions three times a week. These sessions are quite costly and add
a financial burden on the family. Yusuf’s mother is unemployed and takes care
of the family.
Yusuf is a cheerful child, who studies at the Yabad
Elementary UNRWA School. He is a bright student, whose favourite subject is
math. He doesn’t really enjoy learning English. He would like to become an ophthalmologist. His hobbies are
swimming, playing Lego, playing dough and his favourite pets are birds.
Thanks to his sponsor’s
generosity, this Ramadan, Yusuf has taken part to iftars for children and the
whole family has benefited from food and financial aid. Yusuf will also receive Eid clothes and an Eid gift. The family are extremely grateful for the help
they have received so far.
If you’d like to help
a child like Yusuf this Ramadan, visit www.interpal.org
or call us on 0208 961 9993