Aqil is from Kabul and was 9 years old when Friedensdorf International brought him to Germany in 2005. Three years earlier he had been injured by the Taliban with incendiary bombs.
Unfortunately, he was not treated in his homeland which led to extensive, thick burn scars on his lower jaw, neck, shoulder and chest, which prevented him from turning his head completely and lifting his arm.
Aqil was extensively operated on by placet 6 times in the Westend Clinic. After four and a half months he began his journey back home in August 2005. His immobile right arm is now fully functional and he can move his head, which he could not turn before. His scars have also healed nicely.