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Noor: “I always knew we wouldn’t go back because the planes didn't go away.”

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Lucy is 10-year-old Noor’s favourite doll. The toy lies somewhere in the rubble in Syria – abandoned when her family fled from barrel bombs smashing their home in Homs.

Now in Kirikhan in Turkey – where her family are supported by International Medical Corps’ programmes funded by the European Union – the youngster is brutally honest about her chances of returning to her country.

Since 2011, many refugees have looked from Syria to neighbouring Turkey in search of safety - desperate to escape the bombings, shelling and violence which continues to claim innocent lives day by day. Many carry the horrific physical and mental injuries that are the by-product of a conflict breaking new ground in terms of viciousness.

That’s why International Medical Corps, with funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Operations, is funding and operating 11 mobile rehabilitation teams, six specialist care houses, and eight physical rehabilitation centres across the Hatay, Kilis, Gaziantep and Sanliurfa regions in Turkey.

Video by International Medical Corps/BBC

Last updated 09/03/2017