Assistance for Victims of Violence

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Assistance for Victims of Violence

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Sonia Bomb Victim 2

In Nov 2013, militants blew up a vehicle of the Border Roads Organisation near Ukhrul town in Manipur. Seven-year-old Sonia, a special child with Down’s syndrome was travelling in the vehicle with her mother, a casual labourer with the department. In the incident, she her leg was almost blown off and she also lost a toe. After multiple surgeries and a long convalescence, Sibua is making a slow recover, albeit with a severe limp. Sunbird team members contributed to the child’s treatment. Additionally, under the “Sponsor A Child” scheme, the Trust now sponsors her two siblings, a girl in the 10th standard and her brother in the 6th standard, easing the financial burden on the family.

Lucy with Sonia

Photo courtesy: Ryan Lobo

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