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Jordan: life-saving surgery for child refugees

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There are almost 660 000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan. The vast majority live in poor urban areas and are often unable to access healthcare and other vital services. Expensive medical care involving surgery is particularly difficult for them to obtain.

With the assistance of EU Humanitarian Aid, the aid organisation La Chaîne de l'Espoir performs complex, often life-saving cardiac and orthopaedic surgeries on child refugees in Jordan. Watch the story of Aseel, the youngest and smallest baby to undergo heart surgery in this life-saving programme.

Video by EU/ECHO

Last updated 09/11/2017