"Roya has only ever known war and displacement"

“Her name is Roya, which means ‘vision’. She was born in Syria. While I was giving birth to her, the hospital was being shelled at the same time.

I walked to the Lebanese border with her and my other youngest child. We arrived in Lebanon and now live here in Al Aoudi Refugee Camp. My eldest sons had to cross the mountains to get here.

Roya has only ever known war and displacement”

Syrian mother, speaking to Interpal’s women’s delegation in Al Aoudi Refugee Camp in Lebanon.

Rise & Chai logo - Interpal - International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, on March 8th 2019, host your own afternoon tea and support the legacy of extraordinary Palestinian women like the late medic, Razan al Najjar.

All funds raised will go towards our Razan al Najjar Scholarship Fund which provides training to even more paramedics in Gaza.