Since the beginning crisis in Syria 2011, Ms. Sumaya  AlHamdosh,  Head  of  Nursing  Department  in  the  Syrian  Arab  Red Crescent  Pediatric  Hospital  in  Aleppo bore the burden of medical logistics.

Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh started  working  in  the  hospital  in  1995 and was one of the first to volunteer for the Red Crescent in Aleppo in 1998.  Sumaya is distinguished  with  courage  and  devotion  in  serving  the injured, patients, disabled, and wounded.

Sumaya played a leading role in ensuring work continued at the Red Crescent Pediatric Hospital during the exceptional circumstances the country was experiencing. 

“We have witnessed the...most difficult years here in Aleppo. They changed everything about us including our daily life style. However  and  despite  the  difficulty  of  those  years,  they  raised  our  patience  and tolerance  and  made  us  understand  more  people’s  sufferings  and  the  related problems that we did and still do our best to end,” said Sumaya.

Sumaya’s commitment to serving humanity as a volunteer and the head  of nursing department did not prevent her from fulfilling her family duty, as a wife and  a mother  to  three.  She  and  her  family share household  chores  so  she  can  keep  serving  both  humanity  and  her  family. “My husband works in the same field, that’s why he so understands,” Sumaya added.

By Sana Tarabishi


Sumaya is a mother of three and Head of Nursing at the Red Crescent hospital in Aleppo