Story By: Conor Sheils, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This heartbreaking image shows a Syrian dad offering to sell his kidney in exchange for a tent to provide shelter for his family.
The man is reportedly a refugee based in the northern Syrian province of Idlib where the regime is currently engaged in a bloody battle with rebels to win back one of the opposition-held pieces of land.
In the image, the man is seen holding a sign which reads: “I was displaced 27 days ago. I have a kidney for sale for the price of a tent which will shelter me and my family. Only God is with me.”
The image was shared widely online by bighearted Syrians and people abroad.
In response, the Hiba Allah Charity Educational Center, in Idlib Syria said they provided the desperate man with a tent.
In a Twitter post, the group said: “We secured a tent for him and helped him.
“And I asked our volunteer team in Syria to follow up on his situation.”
The news comes amid an ongoing assault by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad backed by the Russian military in recent weeks.
Around a million people have fled the regime offensive since it intensified in December.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the offensive, as bombing empties towns and villages.
Airstrikes have also reportedly targeted hospitals and homes.
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