Omran Daqneesh 

The story of the little Syrian boy, Omran Daqneesh, who lost his home and his brother in a recent air strike, is heartbreakingly familiar. We recognize his face in our own children, and we have heard his story before. Omran reminds us, however, pain like his should never be familiar. 

I wrote an essay for Parent.Co talking about why Omran’s story affects us so deeply. 

Omran Daqneesh, a five-year-old child who lost his home in the Syrian civil war, wipes blood from his hand on to the seat of an ambulance the way that my children wipe jelly from their fingers on to my blue jeans. He is a child like our own in that moment. He is familiar.

Read the whole article here


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