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Their last chance

Toby Binder | Germany

Afghan boy coming down the gangway from a charter plane that brings injured children to Germany. Many children didn't ever leave their home villages in remote Afghan provinces. Afghanistan mission 2018/19

Refugees and wars forcing people to leave their home countries have been a main topic of international media within the last years. It almost gets into oblivion that there always have been wars and a majority of the people just doesn’t have the chance to flee because they are too poor, too old, too weak or just too young. And therefore stood invisible for a long time.

In war zones medical care often collapses completely. For a large part of the population necessary treatment is no longer possible. Complicated operations can not be carried out even years after a conflict because qualified staff and infrastructure are missing. For patients this simply can imply death.

There are also around 230 million children affected by wars worldwide. For the sick and injured among them medical treatment abroad is often the only chance to survive. For the last six years I have been following the work of German NGO Friedensdorf International which enables children to get this medical treatment in Germany.

Friedensdorf International



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