“I want my grandson to have a good life.” – Sama, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon

Sama is a Syrian refugee from Damascus. We met her in Al Farah refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

“I left Syria three years ago and I’ve been living in the camp for a year. I’ve lost everything I had. There is nothing I can do about the situation, so the only way is to accept it. I lost six members of my family in Syria. My daughter was married but her husband was killed by a bomb. My son is still there and can’t leave [she starts crying]. I decided to leave my country because my daughter was pregnant. I helped deliver the baby. He lives with me now. He is such a sweetheart, I love him very much. I am happy to live here now, I don’t want to go back to Syria. I want my grandson to have a good  life.”

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.