9-Year old shot by sniper in Syria

Ghina Wadi, a nine-year old girl from Madaya, Syria, was shot in the leg while walking with her sister to bring medicine to her mother. Because the surgery she needed was not available in the beseiged town, locals pleaded the government for Ghina to be allowed to leave, but she was not allowed to do so. Fortunately, a social media campaign supported by Amnesty International as well as the United Nations with the hastag #SaveGhina was enough to allow volunteers to carry her in a stretcher to a hospital where her leg could be treated. Thousands of people like her are living in beseiged areas in Syria, depending on humanitarian action to survive. 


Date Published: 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016



  • Syria
  • War



  • #SaveGhina
  • Syria