Heartbreaking Story of Earthquake
Survivor in Northwest Syria

Nour is only 2 1/2 years old. She has had to endure so much in her young life. On February 6, her whole world changed. The devastating earthquake not only killed her mother and 5 year old brother, but she was critically injured. She remained buried under the rubble for 60 hours until she was finally saved.

Unfortunately, the damage had already been done. Nour had to have her right leg amputated. Her injuries were critical, as she suffers from crush syndrome, which caused her to lose a lot of tissue in her bottom. She has had to endure excruciating pain over the past two months. She had several surgeries, including reconstructive surgery, along with other treatment to help save her life. She has to be sedated to change the bandaging and dressing on her wounds. She has been receiving care at Aqrabat Hospital for over two months.

Nour and her family were a displaced family in Jandaris. They already had to endure so much pain from forced displacement. Now Nour must learn to live without her mother and brother, and learn to walk with the aid of a prosthetic limb.

There are so many children like Nour. Many children receiving care at our hospitals became orphans in a matter of minutes, many are suffering from terrible injuries. Many are traumatized…

The earthquake added a crisis on top of an already existing humanitarian crisis in the region. The need continues to be so great.

There are now 4.5 million people in northwest Syria, of which 4.1 million people are in need. They continue to suffer every single day… 

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