“I cannot describe my daily life. It is empty”
said Rosan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee in Amman. “I
have nothing. I have no food to cook with. I
have no friends. My husband is trapped in Syria.
Apart from my child, I’m completely alone.”
She lives with her small boy in a tiny,
dilapidated room in a Palestinian refugee camp
in the city. Jordan is home to many waves of
refugees, especially Palestinians and Iraqis.
She doesn’t know anyone in the neighborhood.
Sometimes a relative comes to babysit, so she
can go out to look for work.
Without a husband or family to provide income or
childcare, Rosan must rely on Caritas. “I
received many things. Vouchers for the clothes
and shoes you see my child wearing, medicine for
him food and blankets. Without Caritas, I’m
isolated,” she said.
She has lost almost all of her hope. “Only
the welfare of my child gives me the strength to
carry on,” she said. “He has had a very tough
life, a life with no dignity. My only dream is
that the boy will return one day to Syria.
Nobody should have to grow up outside their own