While Syrian Photographer Abd Alkader Habak was on an assignment, a bomb ripped through a convoy of busses carrying refugees to safety from towns besieged by civil war.
The photographer is being praised today, not for a photo he took but for the action he took in the situation. He stopped shooting and attempted to help the young victims.
Habak told his story on CNN, describing the moment when he and his colleagues decided to put their cameras down. “The scene was horrible — especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you,” he says. “So I decided along with my colleagues that we’d put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people.”
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According the Syrian Network for Human Rights, a total of 206,923 have been killed in Syria from March 2011 until March 2017.
Of the 207,000 civilians killed, 24,000 were children and 23,000 females.