Libyan girl, Sajida, dies receiving treatment in Italy

After risking a boat trip from Libya to Italy by her father, the Libyan ten-year-old girl, Sajida Al-Sahibi, died last week in Italy while receiving treatment.

According to her father Abdelhakim Al-Shaibi, who put her on a boat last year and sailed to Italy for treatment after Libya’s government denied him any access for proper treatment for his daughter, the Italian doctors successfully implanted a Myeloid tissue for Sajida a month ago and her health was improving, however; things went in the opposite direction and she died.

The body of Sajida returned to Tripoli on Friday coming from Italy via Tunisia, according to sources from the media.

Sajida was suffering from thrombocytopenia and after her father’s efforts to cure her in Turkey, Jordan and then Tripoli failed, he took her illegally on a boat to Italy and she was admitted to a hospital before she died a few days ago.

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