Razan was fleeing an airstrike in Hodeidah, Yemen when shrapnel hit her in the eye. She was bleeding heavily and in intense pain. But as heavy shelling continued, her father knew they could not stop.
The nearest eye hospital was a bus ride away, but the family could not afford the fare. Razan had no choice but to spend five days at home. The pain grew unbearable.
Finally, Razan’s father found someone who could lend him money for transport to the hospital and he rushed his daughter there immediately.
As soon as they arrived, the family met a Save the Children worker. We referred Razan to a specialist hospital for emergency surgery. Now we’re giving her psychosocial support to help her begin to come to terms with her horrific experiences.
We’re standing side by side with children in the world’s toughest places. We’re making sure they can recover from the trauma of war. Will you give today, and show more children like Razan a brighter future?
*name changed to protect identity.