When Sandra first arrived in Damascus two years ago, she barely spoke.
Sandra's parents are both missing. It was her grandmother who brought Sandra and her five siblings to Damascus, to escape fighting near the city of Homs.
When Sandra began attending programs at one of Questscope's shelters, staff there noticed her condition.
"Her grandmother explained to us that she suffered from a speech impediment, and her situation had deteriorated since her parents went missing because she did not receive the required care," one of our staff members at the shelter...MORE