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Brotherly Love

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Brotherly Love

Jamail and his brother, Malik, immigrated to Jordan in 2008. They are fortunate to be together as the rest of their family is either dead or displaced, but times are tough. Malik was diagnosed with liver disease in August 2008 and relies on various medications to live. He was also diagnosed with major depression, causing him to be agitated and irritable and have feelings of worthlessness.

Jamail does what he can to help his brother. Because Jamail cannot work legally, he must accept whatever work he can find. This means 10-12 hours a day doing hard labor which only earns him about 220 JOD a month (310 USD). After paying the rent of 130 JOD (182 USD), there are only 90 JOD (127 USD) left for Malik’s medicine, food, gas, bus money, and whatever else the two brothers might need. Jamail is forced to borrow money from friends, but knows that this cannot be a long term solution. Help must be found to help Jamail and Malik survive.

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Written by Ayman Fadel

July 16, 2010 at 09:23

Posted in Uncategorized

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