Za’atari Refugee camp in Jordan on the Syrian border.
February 19, 2013
Save the Children is responsible for general food distribution in the camp. I saw long lines of families sitting with boxes of their bi-monthly rations. Many had recently arrived, and were happy to receive the rations.
While talking to a colleague who was supervising the distribution, a man ran up to us clutching a little girl in his arms. His face covered with a red kaffiya (traditional headscarf), he urgently called to us to help his daughter.
She had been sick for many days and was running a dangerously high fever. She was barely conscious and couldn’t even sit up straight.
My colleague immediately rushed them to the camp hospital. I later learned that the girl was given medicine and was put under observation by doctors for hours in case she had to be transferred outside of the camp.
Hundreds of men, women and children are arriving at Za’atari in similar conditions, and many don’t know how to get help at the camps. Luckily for this man’s daughter, we were there to get her safely to the hospital.So many children need caring people to support Save the Children’s response efforts.Please give generously to our Syria Children in Crisis Fund.