23 years ago, EMERGENCY opened a First Aid Post in Afghanistan.
Nadir, 12, and his cousin Hassan, 10, were walking back to their house when a small metal object caught their attention. They threw a rock at it, for fun. It was a landmine. The explosion left Nadir with a deep wound in his right leg.
Nadir and Hassan live in a small village bordering Pakistan. There is lots of unexploded ordnance here, left after decades of conflict.
We have been treating Nadir in the paediatric ward at our Kabul Surgical Centre for several weeks.
EMERGENCY’s First Aid Posts and Surgical Centres for War Victims in Kabul and Lashkar-Gah are co-funded by EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO.