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He Was Hit in the Head by Shrapnel.

Maidan Shahr is a town around 50km from Kabul, on the main road from the capital to Kandahar.

That’s where Rashad, 9 years old, comes from.

Some weeks ago, he was playing in the courtyard when he was hit in the head by shrapnel from a mortar explosion.

After stabilising him at our First Aid Post in the city, we transported him to EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul where he underwent emergency surgery.

A week later, together with physiotherapist Hashim, he started his rehabilitation.

Rashad’s story was collected by Davide Preti at our Kabul Surgical Centre in the last 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