Today is Valentine’s Day in Iraq too, and there’s something powerful here, resisting war, violence, danger and fear. It’s called love.
‘We have shared lives. We are born together, live together and end together.’
‘It’s my first time in Sulaymaniyah,’ continues Emad, who is from Mosul. ‘I had another prosthesis before, but it didn’t fit very well. This one I can really move. It feels like part of my body. This is really a hand worthy of the name. A hand that fits my body.’
"The grass looked greener in the other field, so I thought I’d take my sheep there to graze. There’s an abandoned military base, but I didn't think that ... " This is how Othman begins his story. A prosthesis replaces…
This is how I approach my work and my life, with the hope of being able to return soon to Qamishlo, in my Syria.
"War cannot be humanized. It can only be abolished." – Albert Einstein
It’s what keeps us focused on our goal: to help people who think they’ve missed their chance, to let them live again.
To all the dads out there – Happy #FathersDay!
...and today he is a teacher who gives life lessons as well as school lessons.
In 1998, we opened our Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Centre in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - a country in which mines have killed over 6,000 people in the last 25 years.