Tuesday, December 19, 2017

BUTHAINA Muhammad Mansour al-Raimi of Yemen is Our Hero of the Year

BUTHAINA Muhammad Mansour al-Raimi of Yemen is the most unforgettable face of 2017; an amazing symbol of human courage, faith and hope in human conflict. She has inspired us not to give up no matter the tragedies of life in a turbulent world. 
She is Our Hero of the Year.
She is the bravest child in the world.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of Nigerians Report Online and @247 Nigeria. https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.

The following report is by Karem Alzerii.

The five-year-old was at home with her parents and her five siblings when an air strike destroyed their apartment building in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, on August 25.

(The caption said: “The child survived with the blessings of God, to be a symbol of the loss of Saudi aggression against Yemen.”) 
Rescuers hauled her from the rubble, and she’s been in hospital ever since.

She suffered a fractured skull and serious bruises to her entire body, including her face.

Shortly after the attack, local news photographer Karem Alzerii came to visit her in the hospital and take her picture.

Both of her eyes were swollen shut, but she forced one open so she could see the stranger trying to ask questions.

It’s a tiny gesture, but it’s made her a symbol of the violence tearing her country apart, and now the world is taking notice.

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