However, despite having reached safety in Lebanon, Jomaa and his family are still suffering.
Zaid, who is now 16, broke her thighbone during the ordeal and had to have steel bars fitted to mend her leg. The bars now need removing but they cannot afford it and she is in constant pain. Sham*, Jomaa’s 11-year-old daughter, is completely deaf after an explosion went off next to her. His children no longer go to school as they cannot afford it, and two of his grandchildren are sick with fever, vomiting and chest pain.
Concern is working to make Jomaa’s and his family’s lives as comfortable as possible whilst they are taking refuge in an unoccupied, unfinished building in Lebanon. Concern refurbished the building to make it more comfortable, installing doors, windows, bathroom facilities and a water tank. While Concern can help provide a roof over their heads, we can also begin to support them to ease the emotional trauma Jomaa and his family are still suffering because of the war.