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The village of Gagjali (or Godjalih) in Iraq is a suburb of Mosul, awfully close to the front line. Equally inhabited by Arabs and Kurds, both ethnic groups lived in peace until the arrival of Daesh. Every day arriving there, by foot or by some fortune vehicles, many families fleeing war directed towards the nearby refugee camps, stopping for a short rest. In the village, there is also a small hospital run by American volunteers of a Slovak N.G.O., Academy of Emergency Medicines, young guys which provide first aid services to those in need: civilian and military alike. Their work is terrible and grueling; the hospital is nothing more than an abandoned house. Often the first-aid workers must work without proper supplies, in particular, the lack of blood for transfusions. Lack of blood is the main reason for deaths in the hospital. A.E.M. is a small N.G.O. with few resources and they don't have a refrigerator where to store blood, once the injured begin to bleed it is over. Children are the hardest patients to treat because of their low threshold of pain that makes them move all the time and for their physical frailty. Once rescued, people are transported by ambulance to the nearest available and better-equipped hospital. The local economy is almost nonexistent, just a shepherd and a young boy who sells tea and snacks to foreign journalists.
Out from the hospital
Bringing a body to a cemetery out from Godjali after the funeral
A civilian victim of a bullet on the foot by a sniper
A very young child is treated for a head wound, fortunately the injurion is not dangerous.
A sniper blew the jaw to this man. Snipers of Daesh do not shoot the civilians to kill but to do more damage so that in the next years they will be a cost to society
Refugees escaped from Mosul taking rest before to continue their walk to the refugee camp.
Children of the village playing with marbles in a space beside the hospital full of bullet cartridges
Three generation of Godjali residents (children, fathers and grandpa) in front of their house after the Friday lunch
A civilian walking near a corpse in decomposition of a Daesh soldier close to the front line
An injured soldier brought by a Humwee, shooting photos to the injured soldiers it's forbidden
An injured soldier arrived by a cart pulled by hand
The foot of a dead man
the bloodstained trousers of a doctor
A woman is brought to another hospital with an ambulance
People fleed from Mosul arrived in Godjali by a pick-up
A family crying the relative (may'be a grandma) just dead.
Father bringing his injured child to the hospital
A young child is treated for shrapnel wounds
Doctors try to reanimate a young boy victim of a bullet. Unfortunately there's nothing to do when somebody bleeding too much.
A father cry the death of his young son
A man bringing his son to the ambulance to go to the most near hospital. The Godjali hospital give just a first aid
A man and his old father on the wheelchair
A Humvee Bringing another injured soldier after the sunset.
There is no light and the hospital has difficulty treat people, in spite of this the volunteers remain to help those need
The hospital, don't have electricity h24, it needs of any available light.
Also the light of a mobile phone could be precious
People escaped from Mosul have found place on the back of a pick-up
After a few hours, it became clear to both bystanders and medical staff, including these Red Crescent workers, that there would be no further survivors to be found.