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Name: Fi­ras Age: 17 Lives: Syria FI­RAS lives in Aleppo, a city in Syria that has seen a lot of in­tense fight­ing.

The con­flict in Syria is now in its sev­enth year.

Fi­ras lost both of his legs dur­ing an at­tack in 2015. “I was help­ing my fa­ther in the shop when a mor­tar landed, killing my fa­ther, and leav­ing me se­verely in­jured,” he says. Af­ter a re­fer­ral from UNICEF to a lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion, Fi­ras un­der­went surgery at a health cen­tre and is due to re­ceive pros­thetic legs within a month. “Once I re­ceive my pros­the­sis, I will be able to walk again,” says Fi­ras. UNICEF is work­ing with part­ners to pro­vide as­sis­tance to fam­i­lies in Syria, in­clud­ing those with chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.

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