Galleries: Syrian Refugees, Jordan. 2013: jordanHI_17

Isra was sitting under a tree near her home, drinking tea, when a sniper shot her, fracturing her spine. She's 9 years-old and despite the best efforts of Handicap International's physiotherapists, Isra is unlikely to walk unaided again.Each day though, supported by her aunt and uncle, she pushes herself in rehabilitation to the point of tears. In a separate attack, her aunt was hit in the stomach by shrapnel during a rocket attack that killed her neighbours. In Syria, it seems, there is no one unaffected by the war.

Isra was sitting under a tree near her home, drinking tea, when a sniper shot her, fracturing her spine. She's 9 years-old and despite the best efforts of Handicap International's physiotherapists, Isra is unlikely to walk unaided again. 

Each day though, supported by her aunt and uncle, she pushes herself in rehabilitation to the point of tears. In a separate attack, her aunt was hit in the stomach by shrapnel during a rocket attack that killed her neighbours. In Syria, it seems, there is no one unaffected by the war.