“S is 31 years old. He arrived in Italy a little over a month ago, having made an exhausting journey on foot from Pakistan to Milan, via the Balkan route. To make the journey even harder, one of his feet was horribly broken and went untreated.
‘Ahad Abdulah, who is 10 years old, suffered facial injuries when a bomb landed near him as he and his family fled their home in Mosul. His mother, three sisters and two brothers were killed. His father, Firas, wasn’t injured.
“I have reached a point where I feel nothing anymore,” Firas told me. “Really, I would rather die.”’
– EMERGENCY Surgical Centre, Erbil, March 2017