Aleppo is burning. Dying. Barrel bombs from the sky, mortar attacks from the ground, missiles, hell on earth, the sky collapsing on the people. Over 230 people dead just during the last week. Fresh round of airstrikes last night. Waiting for the next to arrive.
Aleppo will not be included in an hypothetical ceasefire. Out of the former 2 milion people living in Aleppo, 250.000 are still trapped with no way out.
“There can be no justification for these appalling acts of violence deliberately targeting hospitals and clinics, which are prohibited under International Humanitarian Law. People keep dying in these attacks. There is no safe place anymore in Aleppo. Even in hospitals,” said Marianne Gasser, head of the ICRC in Syria. “For the sake of people in Aleppo, we call for all to stop this indiscriminate violence.” (International Red Cross Committee ).
And while many in the world are outraged and getting organised to take to the streets: Beirut, London, Oslo, København, Berlin, Leeds, Amman, Buenos Aires, S. Antonio – TX, Los Angeles – CA and other places joining in (you may check this link for constant updates on the worldiwide event ALEPPO IS BURNING, WORLDWIDE PROTEST), Facebook is turning RED after a call from activists to spotlight the carnage taking place in Syria and Aleppo in this last case MakeFacebookRed ,
a friend made her strong point:
What I’m about to share is going to be viewed as unfavorable. Many of you have seen, and are upset, angered — about current heinous crimes against the innocent people of Syria. After five years, it’s not going to stop. It’s not.
With all due respect, listen carefully, internalize what I’m about to say. Do not contact each other. Its a waste of time, resources, and lives. You’re not accomplishing anything. You’re not.
You need to contact “media” -governments, heads of state, academia, and the like. Remaining in your comfort zones accomplishes nothing –except more dead people. Please brave up, do as I ask … its the only answer. God bless.
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Point is: whatever you do. Do not stay silent. Do not waste time blaming parts.
Call your own Head of State. Contact media, your Member of Parliament, join others in exposing this senseless slaughter, email-bomb all the parties comfortably sitting in your Parliament, email the ever-sleeping United Nations.
( Petition to the UN Security Council here )