A guest post by Penny Sims, British Red Cross senior press officer, who went to Jordan recently to visit Syrian families displaced by the conflict.
“Look.” 13-year-old Abdul thrusts his hand under my nose. “Look what happened.”
He’s showing me the scars on the back of his hand, inflicted by a man fighting in the Syrian conflict – for fun, just because he could. Abdul’s friend Najid pushes forward to show me the scars on his face, and indicates more wounds on his thigh. Adnan, age 12, is pointing at his own scars that frame his face, running almost parallel to his hairline. More