Six-year-old Lawand Hamadamin fled northern Iraq with his parents and nine-year-old brother last year after ISIS ruled that disabled children should be killed by lethal injection, The Sun newspaper reports.
The family arrived in the UK in September, and Lawand was given a place at the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby.
Lawand is profoundly deaf and when he arrived, he had no way of communicating, even with his family. Since arriving at the school he has thrived, learning British Sign Language.
Staff at his school are appealing to the British Foreign Office to let him stay.
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