Raja, 10, lives in Mosul, Iraq. She was badly injured by a bomb during the conflict in Mosul. She tragically lost her left hand and her legs were injured leaving her unable to walk.
“There was fighting and bombs everywhere all around, I ran from my home terrified. That’s when the bomb fell beside me. I remember lying on the ground and I looked at my hand bleeding and there was blood coming from my stomach,” says Raja.
Raja is currently receiving support through a Child-Friendly Space. This has been set up to give children a safe place to play, learn, and recover from what they’ve been through. Children come to the Child-Friendly Space to receive emotional support and take part in activities like painting and sports.
Raja now dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up.