Aged just seven, she suffered severe head injuries when a motorcycle hit her as she crossed the busy road outside school.
A month later she left hospital but may need further surgery. She does not know when she can return to class.
“I miss school and I miss my friends,” she says.
She is one of many children injured or killed every year on roads in Iraq, a country with one of the world’s highest road traffic injury rates.
The number of vehicles has risen sharply as the economy has begun to recover from years of conflict. New roads have enabled trade between communities to flourish. But many still lack basic markings or safe pedestrian crossings, even at busy intersections.
Iraqi health authorities say more than 350 children died or were seriously injured in road traffic incidents in the southern province of Basra alone in 2014.