According to the United Nations, it is more dangerous to be a child in Syria than anywhere else in the world, and also reports that 5.5 million children have been affected by the civil war and its resulting displacement.
There’s another little known story coming out of Syria, those children who have sadly lost limbs due to the war but unlike soldiers, these children are innocent bystanders who have been severely wounded from barrel bombs or the daily explosives that have been dumped on their towns and cities.
Founded by American graduate students, an NGO called Limbitless is hoping to do something about the horrible situation and is raising money to send 75 “bionic arms” to those children who have lost limbs. Using 3-D printers, the limbs can be built relatively cheaply and quickly.
“We want to continue our work and develop our capability to support kids in need around the globe,” says CEO of Limbitless, Albert Manero (who is also a graduate student at the University of Central Florida). “Every day we get better at our designs and productions.”