Loai Al-Shahadat escaped from Daraa, Syria to
Jordan 9 months ago after being injured in his
“The situation in Daraa became very
dangerous. I couldn’t handle it anymore
especially after being injured in my leg
throughout the attacks.” says Loai.
“It was not an easy decision at all to leave our
beloved country but I was paralyzed in-front of
my kids safety” he continues.
He arrived to Zarqa area/ Jordan where some
relatives helped him to find a 2-room house.
Along with his wife, Aayat and his four kids;
Ramma 8years, Khaled 6 years, Ruba 3 years and
Ameer 1 year old, they decided to take this
house although it is too expensive for them. “I
had to accept with the first thing I find
regardless of quality or situation. I just
wanted to make sure my children are safe under
any humble roof,” explains Loai.
Loai approached Caritas Center in Zarqa soon
after settling in his house. Hw was registered
to know his and his family’s exact needs. He was
also asked permission to be visited any time by
a team from the Center to check on him and his
“I was received with much dignity and care… I
sat in front of one of the employees who asked
about our needs.” He ads.
Loai received helped with the rent of his
house besides dry and fresh food vouchers each
month. “I am overwhelmed with the help I
received from Caritas… it is true that we are
far from our country and beloved ones but here I
am safe and my family as well and above all I
know that I can go anytime to Caritas Center not
for the sake of assistance but to get Love and
Hope…” concludes Loai.