Hammad Faleh, 32, fled Syria with his wife and 3 children in 2012 to escape the horrors of war. Many Syrian refugees have been forced to leave their homes and seek sanctuary in Jordan. He survived the war but now battles a chronic disease, diabetes, in a new country. Without access to medication, Hammad could die.
“Diabetes has been something I’ve managed almost half my life,” the former English teacher says, taking a seat in the waiting room and instructing Sham, his daughter to draw while he speaks with WHO staff. “But since the war in Syria began, my condition has been difficult to control. This has made things very hard for me and my family,” he says as he patiently waits to receive insulin for his diabetes. Hammad has had type-1 diabetes for more than 14 years.