Galleries: Syrian Refugees, Jordan. 2013: jordanHI_11

Bashar was 12 years old when a tank shell landed near his house. The shrapnel shattered his leg. Delayed treatment meant his recovery has been painful and slow, made worse by the fact he already suffered from juvenile arthritis. Bashar is now getting the appropriate physiotherapy from Handicap International, and longs for the day when he can return to Syria and to school. He lives with his family on the 5th floor of an apartment in Jordan and is therefore unable to go outside.

Bashar was 12 years old when a tank shell landed near his house. The shrapnel shattered his leg. Delayed treatment meant his recovery has been painful and slow, made worse by the fact he already suffered from juvenile arthritis. Bashar is now getting the appropriate physiotherapy from Handicap International, and longs for the day when he can return to Syria and to school. He lives with his family on the 5th floor of an apartment in Jordan and is therefore unable to go outside.