When Karma* was one and a half years old she developed an intense fever. Unable to get the treatment she needed, due to the war and displacement, Karma was left with a hearing and speech impairment.
Now 6 years old, Karma struggles to communicate with her family as well as other children in the camp where she and her family live, as she cannot hear them clearly.
Her parents can’t afford to provide her with special care, which has affected Karma’s mental health as well as her appetite.
A case worker from Hurras Network, our partner, noticed that Karma was weak and not eating enough food and took the family to a nearby medical clinic, where she was diagnosed with malnutrition. To help support Karma’s family, Hurras Network has provided them with hygiene kits, malnutrition referral, one-on-one psycho-social sessions, toys and clothes.
“Playing and joy are the things that make her happy the most and she forgets about everything else. But when she’s upset, she keeps it inside and if anyone upsets her, her head starts hurting, because she doesn’t let anything out,” says Maher, Karma’s older brother.
While the Syrian conflict continues, thousands of families like Karma’s are experiencing the heartbreak of seeing their family suffer. You can help ease the burden and help more children like Karma have the chance to play freely and without hunger.