SOS from Iraq: MSF_BW_09-01

Dressed in a bright pink track suit, 9-year-old Malak goes through her daily physiotherapy in silence. She does not talk much these days mainly due to the pain she suffers after being severely burned in a roadside bombing in Kirkuk 3 years ago. The heat of the explosion was so intense that several fingers on both hands were melted. During the session, Chiara Retis, an Italian physiotherapist uses a doll to try to distract and ease Malak as Jordanian physiotherapist, Faris Baniysen, exercises what is left of her fingers ever so gently.

Dressed in a bright pink track suit, 9-year-old Malak goes through her daily physiotherapy in silence. She does not talk much these days mainly due to the pain she suffers after being severely burned in a roadside bombing in Kirkuk 3 years ago. The heat of the explosion was so intense that several fingers on both hands were melted. During the session, Chiara Retis, an Italian physiotherapist uses a doll to try to distract and ease Malak as Jordanian physiotherapist, Faris Baniysen, exercises what is left of her fingers ever so gently.