Haifa's children also bear the brunt of a war not of their own making. A lack of proper nutrients stunted Nada's growth. A shell hit the family's house when Mohammad was only six months old, leaving him with brain damage and partially paralysing the left side of his body.
Despite everything she has been through, Haifa smiles hopefully and of course has no choice but to continue to do the absolute best for her children, hoping to help them make a better future for themselves.
"I wake up every morning thankful to have survived everything I've been through," she says.
"I believe that tomorrow will be better."
Stand by children in 2021
Whilst it may be warm in Australia, it is again winter in Syria and across the middle east. With temperatures plummeting below freezing across much of the region, children like Anwar, Nada and Mohammad are in urgent need of warm clothes, food, safe water and protection against deadly disease. And we need your help.
Every day our staff are on the ground, doing whatever it takes to get supplies to children fast. That means that every day we need people like you to fuel our engines and get our teams on the road.
As a UNICEF Global Parent,
you can give children the basics they need and deserve. Your support provides us with the steady funds to invest in long-term solutions, making a lasting impact for children.
Show children that you’re there with them. No matter what.