“It looked like a harmless object that my 10-year-old son, Khudai Noor, was playing with. In a single moment, when it exploded, I saw a bloodbath.
Marjia, the area we live in, is predominantly agricultural and often affected by violent fights and battles. Every day, I feared for my son. I immediately took him to EMERGENCY’s First Aid Post and shortly thereafter we were on an ambulance headed to the EMERGENCY Surgical Centre for War Victims in Lashkar-Gah, about two hours away.
Petrified, I watched doctors and nurses take care of my son.
I waited for hours outside the emergency room. When I finally saw him again, he was safe. That harmless object, however, had left its mark: Khudai Noor lost his right eye, right hand, and had to have his right leg amputated.
Doctors have confirmed that my son is going to need many weeks to recover physically”.
Aged 10, Khudai Noor has become another one of the many victims of a war that nobody can explain why is still being fought.