Kurdish child amputee among migrants at Belarus border

Taman, wearing a light anorak, is camping out with his parents, his 11-year old brother and seven-month old sister near the border fence where Polish security forces are trying to prevent the migrants from crossing.

Speaking to Reuters in Iraq, Sangar's uncle Jwamar said the boy had been born with a bone disease and that a hospital in Germany had offered to help, but the family was unable to get visas to travel.

Doctors in Iraq then decided to amputate Taman's legs.

Jwamar said the family had travelled from Iraq to Minsk via Dubai and had reached the Polish border on Nov. 8, hoping to make their way from there to Germany.

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