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Syrian refugee Hussein’s horror: losing his home and his leg

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Hussein Ejrf was stranded in Lebanon with little access to medical care for two years as a result of the Syrian civil war.

Hussein was eventually resettled in the UK in November 2015, having suffered catastrophic injuries when his dairy farm was shelled by both government and opposition forces in Quneitra, south-west Syria.

When the 41-year-old father of four arrived in Lebanon he could not afford the surgery or medicine he needed. Eventually, his left leg had to be amputated, a procedure he believes would not have been necessary if he had been treated properly. “It was a tragedy living in Lebanon,” he said.

Hussein has now been resettled in the UK, and shares his story.

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