‘We Syrians just want to survive’: doctor who saved lives as bombs rained down

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Amani Ballour, whose work in a Damascus hospital is the focus of Oscar-nominated The Cave, tells why she is pleading for more aid

There are many harrowing stories Amani Ballour can recount from her six years running a secret underground hospital during a bombardment and siege in Syria. But it’s the children the doctor remembers most.

“There was a boy, about nine years old, brought in by his parents with terrible injuries. Part of his head was missing and he was bleeding from his ears,” she said.

I remember each child and I can see them. I am here to be their voice, to talk about their suffering and their lives

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