earthquake

After Monday’s earthquake in northwest Syria, a newborn girl was born in the ruins of a fallen building, and thousands of people have offered to adopt her.

Little Aya, whose name means “miracle” in Arabic, was saved while still attached to her mother via her umbilical cord.

After the earthquake struck Jindayris, it took the lives of her parents and four siblings.

The hospital has admitted Aya.

Paediatrician Hani Marouf described the child’s arrival on Monday as “such a horrible state,” adding that she was “cold and barely breathing” and covered in bruises.

Her condition has stabilised at this time.

Online users shared videos of Aya’s rescue in droves. A man was seen running from the wreckage of a building while carrying a baby who was covered in dust.

Fortunately, distant relative Khalil al-Suwadi was present when she was rescued, and he took the newborn to see Dr. Marouf in the Syrian city of Afrin.

She has gone viral, with thousands of people requesting information about how to adopt her on various social media platforms.

One potential adopter remarked, “I would like to adopt her and give her a proper life.”

An anchorwoman on a Kuwaiti TV station recently made headlines when she announced: “I am ready to take care of and adopt this child… if legal procedures allow me to.”

Hospital administrator Khalid Attiah claims he has been contacted by scores of people from different countries who are interested in adopting baby Aya.

Dr. Attiah, who is the proud parent of a daughter only four months older than she, remarked, “I’m not going to let anyone else adopt her any longer. I’m taking care of her like my own until her faraway relatives can come get her.”

His wife is currently breastfeeding her as well as their own daughter.

Jindayris, Aya’s hometown, has been in the midst of a massive hunt for missing persons as residents sift through the rubble of destroyed houses.

Mohammed al-Adnan, a journalist there, recently told the BBC, “We’re in the midst of a catastrophe. The number of people buried alive is shocking. We haven’t finished rescuing everyone just yet.”

90% of the town had been damaged, he said, and most of the aid had come from residents.

Volunteers from the White Helmets organisation have been helping in Jindayris. This group has been digging people out of the rubble in Syria for almost a decade.

According to Mohammed al-Kamel, “the rescuers can wind up being victims too because of how fragile the building is.”

We believe there is a family still alive in there somewhere; we have already recovered three dead from the wreckage, so we will keep searching,” he said.

Death tolls in Syria from the earthquake have risen above three thousand.

The number of fatalities in areas controlled by the resistance is not accounted for here.