Striving for curing his daughter, Libyan father crosses the Mediterranean on boat

1336

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.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to oped@libyanexpress.com. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
Azara Media Azara Media
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Striving for curing his daughter, Libyan father crosses the Mediterranean on boat

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.