Cousin Rami, 15, and Waleed*, 10, suffered life-changing injuries during two successive airstrikes near their home. Their relative, Bakeel*, 18, lost his father and two nephews.
The family were at the mosque for evening prayer when they heard the warplanes overhead. As they left the mosque, the bombing started.
Rami was injured by shrapnel and lay on the ground, unable to move. His father searched for him everywhere, and eventually a motorcyclist told him he had found an injured child near the road and taken him to the health centre. There, Rami was given first aid treatment but they referred him to Hodeidah Hospital, and then to Sana’a, where he had a leg operation.
Save the Children paid for his operation, medicine and gave him a wheelchair. We also supported Rami through one month of rehabilitation, which involves physical exercises to help him get better. He can now feel and move his right leg, but still cannot feel his left leg. Rami also still needs an operation to remove the fragments of shrapnel in his spine.