It has been 9 months now since Assem, 8 years old, and his six siblings escaped their home in Idlib countryside from bombing. His siblings’ conditions were probably better than his, since the little boy has had a new mission, namely to drive his wheelchair over the camp’s rough terrain. That’s why he chose a place to sit in while watching the children playing at the camp.
“I hope I can play with them”, Assem said.
Since his birth, Assem has been suffering from paraplegia.
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Displaced children play at a camp near the town of Maaret Misrin in Syria’s northwest Idlib province in the holiday of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan….May 26, 2020