Rayan was just five years old when she lost both legs following a car bomb in Zamalka, Syria. She suffered severe bone and nerve damage as well as horrific injuries to her abdomen and lower back. Both legs had to be amputated to save her life, and she spent two months in intensive care.Rayan also suffered severe psychological wounds that led her pull out her hair and self-harm. In a further cruel twist, an airstrike overhead caused more problems when rubble fell on her. Eventually, she and her father left Syria and arrived in Turkey where she underwent a series of treatments. While adapting to life with two prosthetic legs, Rayan will need further plastic surgery on her abdomen in future, as well as continuing therapy. Meanwhile, five years on, her father’s only wish is for his daughter regain happiness and live like others her age.
One Family has joined forces with junior doctor Marissa Lewis, who found out exactly what her NHS colleagues were in dire need of. These care packages will provide frontline staff with a box of essentials and pick-me-ups – including refreshments, eye masks and earplugs to help them sleep during shift breaks, postcards and stamps to write home to loved ones, plus mouthwash sticks, glucose/energy tablets and more. These care boxes are designed to bring a little respite to frontline staff who are working flat-out to save lives during this unprecedented crisis.
Special grants will be distributed to families desperately in need by a network of schools, who are in direct contact with those deemed most vulnerable. With many parents reliant on schools to provide two of three meals a day for their children through breakfast clubs and school lunches, they now need urgent funds to help feed their families. To ease the burden, they will be able to use these care grants to purchase every-day groceries and household essentials or put the money towards bills or rent.
These care packages will provide a family of five with household essentials – including groceries, nutritious food and home supplies – for up to two weeks. With millions finding it almost impossible to secure online supermarket deliveries, these at home care packages will provide some peace of mind for some of the most vulnerable families. Items in the package will include fresh fruit and veg, rice, cereal, pasta, long-life milk and toiletries, plus tinned goods such as fish, lentils and beans. Baby essentials like nappies and milk are also available if required.
PREVENTION & ADVOCACY TRAINING
6-week residency training for vulnerable girls from high-risk communities to recognise the dangers of human trafficking and equip them with the resources to fight against this crime in their villages.
RESCUE AND REPATRIATE A VICTIM
To rescue a victim of human trafficking and return her safely from India back to Nepal.
A safe refuge including 24 hr security, food, clothing and emergency healthcare for a newly-rescued victim of human trafficking.
To provide shelter, food, clothing and healthcare for human trafficking survivor, for a period of 12 months.
Antiretroviral medicine and general healthcare for survivors of human trafficking with HIV/Aids, for a period of 12 months.
Legal support for a human trafficking survivor, including investigation and legal representation.
One-year admission at Teresa Academy, providing full-time education for young children affected by human trafficking.
TRAINING & LIVELIHOODS
Income generation training and apprenticeship placement for human trafficking survivors.