About 4,000 migrants are now waiting at the Belarusian-Polish border, hoping for help even if their humanitarian situation is not as dire as Taman’s.
Little boy Taman from Iraqi Kurdistan sits on a pile of coats on the floor holding his prosthetic legs, his eyes looking straight into the camera.
In a video clip circulated on social media and published in the newspaper “Metro” (METRO) English; There was a boy beside him who was much older, speaking in choppy English.
“Hello, dear Cristiano Ronaldo,” this is how the boy began the video, addressing his first words to the famous Portuguese footballer, who is currently playing for the Manchester United team. “This boy’s name is Taman, he is eight years old. He needs your help. He loves you and is now on the border between Poland and Belarus.”
The boy explains that Taman loves Cristiano Ronaldo. He says he “would love to meet the Portuguese star or another player”. “He is just a child and needs help for a better life. He needs to go to Europe. Help him please,” the boy concludes.
Taman and family trip
Taman is shown walking on his prosthetic legs in the mud and sitting with his family around the fire at the border. The family, according to a Reuters report, consists of his parents, his 11-year-old brother, and his 7-month-old sister.
In his interview with Reuters, Taman’s father Sancar said, “We have been here for 8 days. It is very cold here, we came from Iraq for my son Taman. I want to take my family to a country where our rights are protected.” “We are in a very difficult situation. We invite everyone who can help us, we want my son Taman to live in a safe place,” the father added.
Jawamar, Taman’s great-uncle who is in Iraq, told Reuters that the boy had had his legs amputated in Iraq after he was born and had an orthopedic disease. The family was offered help by a hospital in Germany at the time, but they were unable to obtain visas to make the trip.
Guamar explains that doctors in Iraq amputated Taman’s legs, and according to him, the family traveled to Minsk via Dubai and reached the Polish border on November 8. They hope to allow them to reach Germany.
There are about 4,000 migrants now waiting at the Belarusian-Polish border, all hoping for help, even if their humanitarian situation is not as dire as Taman’s.
Source : German press + British press