SOS from Iraq: MSF_BW_06-01

Faris and a nurse transfer his little brother Abdulla, an 11-year old boy from Baghdad, to a wheeled bed for surgery. He was walking through a crowded market in his neighborhood with his mother and aunt in May last year when an enormous car bomb explosion ripped through the market. His mother and aunt suffered minor injuries but Abdullah was not so lucky, and he was rushed to a near-by hospital. Doctors at the hospital were overwhelmed by serious injuries coming in and they could only give him emergency treatment. Abdullah’s right arm and leg were amputated to save his life. His left foot received severe trauma from the bomb blast and it is curled up like a crab foot.  He was brought to Jordan for further reconstructive surgery.

Faris and a nurse transfer his little brother Abdulla, an 11-year old boy from Baghdad, to a wheeled bed for surgery. He was walking through a crowded market in his neighborhood with his mother and aunt in May last year when an enormous car bomb explosion ripped through the market. His mother and aunt suffered minor injuries but Abdullah was not so lucky, and he was rushed to a near-by hospital. Doctors at the hospital were overwhelmed by serious injuries coming in and they could only give him emergency treatment. Abdullah’s right arm and leg were amputated to save his life. His left foot received severe trauma from the bomb blast and it is curled up like a crab foot. He was brought to Jordan for further reconstructive surgery.