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Tragedy in Somalia

One of our teams, returning to Dollow from Luuq, was stopped by residents of Gedwein village and informed that a young girl aged about 9 or 10 had been injured by a grenade. TDI’s Medic, Timothy Bururu, stabilised the girl and took her to Dollow WHO Hospital. She was then taken to Mandera District Hospital for further treatment. Sadly, she lost both hands and her right eye.

“Extremely bad news about the young girl, but a very good effort from Timothy and the TDI crew. I have no doubt that the outcome would have been tragic had it not been for their professionalism,” says Colin Williams, UNMAS Operations Director, Somalia.