Fadi is a 12-year-old boy from the countryside in Southern Idlib. He was injured during a rocket attack in his village.
“Our village has been under heavy shelling for several months. My feet were hit by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade that landed near our house,” he explains.
Fadi is no stranger to seeing violence. “Many children and women die every day because of the war in our country, Syria. I remember how the shell landed just a few metres away from my place. The dust is swarming and the screaming of injured people is rising.”
In recent times, hospitals in Syria are increasingly becoming targets of attacks, which means many Syrians are left without access to proper medical care.
“I was afraid for my life because there was no hospital in our village serving the injured. The hospital was shelled and completely destroyed. Rescue teams in the Civil Defence called me to a hospital on the Syrian-Turkish border. Thanks to God and with the efforts of doctors, the shrapnel piece was extracted from my body,” Fadi says.
“I feel better now…The pain is gradually disappearing. The doctors at the hospital provide us with medical services on an ongoing basis.
“Thank you for your efforts in securing medical support for hospitals in Syria. The need is huge inside Syria. Most of the hospitals are destroyed.”
Fadi hopes for a better future for himself and the people in his village.
“I hope that the war will end and we will return to our homes as before and that all the villagers will return and live in love and peace.”
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