Syrian boy wakes up after being blinded in airstrikes, screams 'Papa, I can't see!'

Syrian boy wakes up after being blinded in airstrikes, screams ‘Papa, I can’t see!’


Syrian boy Abdul Moeen Al-Hassan. Source: One Nation/Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Abdul Moeen Al-Hassan was blinded in an airstrike.
  • Video shows him screaming in trauma of waking up to blindness.
  • Relief agency One Nation helping him with medical costs.

There’s not much to say. It’s a story of yet another Syrian child broken by the country’s civil war.

Abdul Moeen Al-Hassan, not more than 10 years of age, was blinded recently after his home was bombed during an airstrike in Syria.

When the boy woke up in a hospital in Turkey, he was quick to realise what may have happened. Grabbing at his heavily-bandaged eyes, Abdul frantically kicked and screamed at the top of his voice.

“Papa, my eyes! I can’t see! I can’t see!” he kept wailing as his father struggles to soothe him. But the boy remains inconsolable.

In other pictures, Abdul can be seen resting on a hospital bed bare-chested. On his body, all over, are cuts, bruises and scars from the attack.

As for his treatment, relief agency One Nation has raised around 990 pounds for Abdul and his medical costs so far.

Abdul Moeen Al-Hassan in hospital. Source: One Nation/Facebook

Airstrikes on rebel-held Idlib in Syria have killed 13 children in the last couple of days. On Sunday alone, 40 people were killed.

Over one million children continue to live in this province. And there are more airstrikes to come.

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