The little boy who became the face of Syria’s suffering has been reunited with his parents.

The little boy went viral after a video showed Omran Daqneesh sitting dazed in the back of an ambulance, having just been pulled from the rubble of his home during an air strike in Aleppo.

The nurse who treated Omran has told the ABC the boy did not cry as he was being treated, describing him being “in shock”.

“He didn’t say anything except to ask for his parents,” Abu Rajab from the Syrian American Medical Society said.

“They arrived shortly after, in a second wave of people.

“Only then once Omran saw them did he start crying.”

Omran’s parents told medical staff they would not speak for fear of reprisal from forces allied to the regime of President Bashar al Assad.

Doctors say Omran had head wounds and was discharged from the M10 hospital.

Video taken by the Aleppo Media Centre showed the moment Omran was rescued along with three other small children from the rubble of a house after an air strike, by volunteers from Syria’s Civil Defence group known as the White Helmets.

Doctors told the ABC he was brought in to the hospital by four young men.

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  • Small innocent children are suffering unbearable injuries and trauma in a war orn country through no fault of their own,
    I am glad he has been reunited with this parents.


  • I’m glad he’s back with hs parents. I wondered.


  • makes me sad to see this little boy is a horrible state of shock and it even upset my children seeing him on the news the other day

    Heres to hoping one day they may find peace in their country


  • That poor child and family. They shouldn’t have to live in all this fighting


  • Very sad indeed,hoping the little boy will be fine.


  • Tears falling down my face! I have a son the same age and I can’t even imagine him going through what that little man has. No child should have to see this violence as a normal way of life. My prayers are with him.


  • I wish the fighting would stop. No one should be living like this.


  • I watched the footage on the news and it had me in floods of tears. The photos have done the same thing. No child should have to endure such horror. I hope this poor child recovers and receives help for the trauma.

    • Some photos and footage stay with you forever and this footage and photos will stay with me forever. Wishing this little boy and his family well. x


  • Poor little boy! I can imagine how scared he was. In those moments the tears don’t always come out. So glad he could be reunited with his parents.
    Absolutely tragic what’s happening over there! :-(


  • Doesn’t he look so sad and lost? It helps to sometimes see the innocent victims in these tragedies. Putting a face to suffering makes it all more real


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