Battle scars on the playground


March 13, 2012

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Photo Credit: Fadwal Faisal/Mercy Corps

The city of Misrata is reaching for a new beginning. A few miles from Tripoli Street, the children at Sukhaina Bint Alhussain School are in the yard for Moving Forward, Mercy Corps' program that uses sports to help kids recover physically and emotionally from trauma.

The bullet holes in the walls remind us of the conflict not long past, but in the students' innocent laughs and smiles, I see a colorful future with the flavor of freedom.

Read more about our work in Libya.