Striving for curing his daughter, Libyan father crosses the Mediterranean on boat
A Sabratha citizen, named Abdulhakeem Basheer Shaaby, set off along with his daughter, Sajida, on a perilous journey on a dinghy to Europe in order to save his ten-year-old daughter’s life.
The idea came to the father’s mind as he lives in a city – Sabratha – that is filled with illegal immigrants from Africa trying to cross through Libyan shores to Europe.
Abdulhakeem had to take on this hazardous cruise as his daughter failed to recover over the last period starting from mid-July 2015 as she used to get treatment in Turkey for her disease, thrombocytopenia (deficiency of platelets in the blood).
On June 27, the father took the little girl and on he went into the deep ocean hoping he and she make their way safely to the nearest rescue team in the Italian waters. Later, he arrived off Sicily shores and was rescued along with Sajida by the Italian coastguards, who sent the girl to the hospital immediately.
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