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Karim’s other eye is in danger: activists

Zaman Al Wasl TV | 2017-12-25 18:07:02
Karim’s other eye is in danger: activists

Karim’s other eye is in danger, and several surgeries are needed so he doesn’t lose his sight completely. He needs direct medical evacuation, as well as 600+ other cases requiring medical evacuation for treatment outside besieged Eastern Ghouta suburbs, according to social media activists. 

After the 2-month-old Syrian boy lost both his left eye and his mother in a regime attack on a besieged suburb of the capital Damascus, the world began to take an increasingly visible stand.

Since Turkey’s Anadolu Agency first reported the story of the Syrian toddler who became a symbol of Eastern Ghouta, an area besieged by the Bashar al-Assad regime, thousands of people -- both ordinary and well-known -- wanting to show support for Karim have joined campaigns on social media.

Amer Almohibani, the Anatolia Agency freelancer in war-torn Syria who first reported on the tragic case, said that his first visit to the injured orphan threw him into deep sorrow.

“His face was burned onto my mind, it was an inexpressible feeling,” he said.

After trying without success to shake off the sight of the disfigured boy, Almohibani said he decided to launch a campaign for him on social media under the hashtag #SolidarityWithKarim.  (With AA)


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