Abdulla’s Story: An Update from Libya

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He’s lying under a Cars blanket, like many children of his age in every corner of the world.

But instead of being at home in his own bed, embraced by his parents, Abdulla Hossain is in a hospital for war victims.

He’s in our hospital in Libya. Luckily his condition isn’t serious, even though he was hit by shrapnel during the bombing of his city, Derna. He was at home with his family, all of them eating together at the table. Because of the fighting, his parents had to wait three days before they were able to bring him to us. Three days before getting any initial treatment.

Abdulla Hossain will recover but, like all the children who have to deal with war, he’ll never forget what happened to him.”

– Marina, medical coordinator for the EMERGENCY NGO Surgical Center for War Victims in Gernada, Libya

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