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This little boy has been badly burned. And he needs your help.

Three-year-old Syrian Hazem is clinging to his life in hospital.

While most three-year-olds are thinking about their afternoon tea and nap time, Hazem is in a Lebanese hospital after a horrific attack left him with third degree burns to his face, chest and neck.

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Hazem. (Photo: GoFundMe)

His family are unable to afford the several operations desperately needed to save his life and improve his condition.

Even before his horrific accident, Hazem had endured hardships most of us could barely grasp. A Syrian refugee, he is one of 11 million others forced to flee from their homes, and seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

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Now in its fifth year, the Syrian civil war between President Bashar al-Assad loyalists and those opposed to his rule —  including the Islamic State — show no possibility of ending the fighting in the foreseeable future.

It is believed more than 200,000 Syrians have lost their lives over the course of the conflict, and thousands more have been badly injured like Hazem.

Related content: You can read more about the conflict in Syria here.

A crowd funding campaign has been set up, through which you can donate to help Hazem and his family.  They need a total $33,000 for the operations, and $11,000 has been raised thus far.

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The burns to his face, chest and neck. (Photo: GoFundMe)
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As hospitals in Lebanon do not treat patients unless they have payment upfront, the need for donations is urgent.

While a relative recently revealed on Facebook that the hospital has agreed to admit Hazem for his first operation with only partial payment, more is required to complete the payment and fund further necessary operations.

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Hazem after his first operation. (Photo: GoFundMe.)

Hazem’s father has reportedly expressed his deep gratitude and thanks to everyone who has donated thus far, and for those who intend to — saying he is unable to convey his happiness at the donations and the humans who are giving his son a second chance at life.

Click here to donate to the campaign, or directly to Hazem’s relative via details provided on her Facebook page.

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