The Boy in the Orange Chair


syrian-boy1A young boy sits in the back of an ambulance clearly injured. A bomb had went off in the building he was in and luckily he and his family made it out alive. He sits in the happy colored seat, covered in dust and blood and yet does not show sign of pain but his face cries out for help. He is in shock, and knows that this is only the beginning and that there is more to come and that this is the life that he and his family will live in. A shell-shocked child, alone and traumatized.

The child is Omran Daqneesh, a five year old Syrian boy rescued from an airstrike in Aleppo. Daqneesh is one of twelve children who were pulled from the rubble on August 17th.

The photographer took this disturbing yet informative picture that shows the world that things are going on in the world that you may not even know about. Families and children are being injured, dying and getting their homes and lives destroyed. People in countries that do not have to deal with these traumatizing events would be detached from the world without news platforms and articles such as this.

Without news platforms we wouldn’t know about any of this and would be living as if nothing like these stories is ever possible in today’s society, the only ones who would know are the ones hiding and living in fear every day.

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