2017 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Medics Assist a Wounded Girl


Abd Doumany

Agence France-Presse

12 September, 2016

A Syrian child reacts in pain, as another child lies alongside her at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma, following airstrikes and artillery bombardment.

Douma, on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus, had been under siege by government forces since 2013, and although some aid convoys had managed to reach the town in previous months, supplies of food and medical equipment remained short.

About the photographer

Abd Doumany

Before the war broke out, Doumany was completing his medical studies to become a dentist, but he stopped his university courses in the third year after he participated in a peace...

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