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Anja was injured during the earthquake. He is currently beeing treated by a medical team in one of HI’s 13 partner hospitals in northwest Syria.
Anja does rehabilitation exercises every day since he was admitted to hospital in Jindires, northwest Syria. | © HI
Anja is a 15-year-old Syrian teenager. He was sleeping, as were his brother, his three sisters and his parents, when the walls of his house began to shake.
It was dark, extremely cold and, because of the access roads were blocked by collapsed buildings, it took several hours to get Anja to a hospital.
The teenager is suffering from multiple contusions and his right leg is broken. Every day, he does rehabilitation exercises. The medical team provides precious support.
Anja considers himself lucky and hopes to recover quickly.