Wir schweigen…

Aleppo erlebt in diesen Tagen die schlimmsten Bombardements seit Kriegsbeginn.

Die letzten Krankenhäuser wurden zerstört, die letzte Hoffnung auf Linderung der Schmerzen genommen.

Wir haben schon oft über Aleppo berichtet, den Krieg in Syrien an sich, das Leiden der Familien, die der Krieg mit sich bringt, und vor allem natürlich über die Kinder, denen ihr wertvollstes Gut, ihre Kindheit, geraubt wird.

Wir sind fassungslos und schweigen heute und lassen die Menschen aus Aleppo zu Wort kommen…

This is part of a series of daily stories from the heroes of Aleppo. (via thesyriacampaign.org)

East Aleppo is besieged on all sides and facing unprecedented levels of attacks from the sky as the Syrian regime and Russia moves to ‘exterminate’ all those that remain.

In the last week all hospitals, including the last children’s hospital have been bombed out of operation. 6 schools and 2 bakeries have been attacked. All White Helmets centre have been destroyed. East Aleppo’s trapped 275,000 residents are living in terror as thousands of missiles, barrel bombs, and mortars rain down on them.

Aleppo, one of the birthplaces of civilisation has been failed utterly by the leaders of the ‚civilised world‘. Together, we must keep the telling the stories from Aleppo – please share it far and wide.

Daily Story: “Even if they destroy every single hospital in Eastern Aleppo, we will never give up.”

Baraa is a 23-year-old nurse in Eastern Aleppo. She writes to you about what life is like in a city where hospital workers and staff are targeted and medical supplies are running out.

“I did not study nursing. I was a student of Biomedical engineering but I had to cut my studies short because of the war. It was my dream to study medicine, and ironically that dream came true while my other dreams vanished because of the war.

It’s really hard to be a nurse in Eastern Aleppo. It just got much harder because all of the hospitals and medical points have been bombed out of service.

We’ve had to move our operations and patients to homes. We prepare the homes the best way we can so that we can receive as many patients as possible. But there are never enough medical supplies, especially sterilization tools and painkillers. We can’t offer our patients the most basic medical care.

We can’t even give our patients clean blankets. They are forced to use blankets filled with the blood of other patients. They don’t have a choice. The cleaning lady can’t find the time to wash or dry the blood-stained blankets. Patients die smelling their own blood. They die because of the lack of sterilisation and cold. We are constantly receiving huge influxes of civilians injured due to the shelling and bombing, which puts us under extreme and constant pressure to address all of their needs at once.

Many errors have been made because we are overloaded with patients and have a shortage of medical staff.There are situations where we have patients die while waiting on a major surgery because our doctors are so busy attending to dozens of other patients who are also in desperate need of medical care. We lose patients that could’ve been saved if we had seconds to spare.

One of the critical care nurses named Keffah was killed the day before yesterday. With the death of every doctor or nurse we die more and more.

And there is no time to rest or eat. Not even for a minute. Doctors and nurses eat while working. Even if we did find the time to sleep, we can’t stop thinking of the people that are dying while we are resting.

The pictures or quotes that you see in the media can’t even begin to convey the intense fatigue and feeling of helplessness we are facing in this city. This tragic situation has stopped me from having a life. I’m not married. I have no time to study or for personal activities. I no longer have the time to even check on my mother. The only time that I can see her is when I’m supposed to be sleeping.

I haven’t sat down once since yesterday at 6am till 6pm this evening. But I will continue my work so that everyone knows we did our best to save people from this tragic situation we are in. Even if they destroyed every single hospital in Eastern Aleppo, we will never give up. We will continue working to help the injured and sick. If our hospital gets bombed, we will move to the next hospital and continue our work.

Even if it ultimately costs me my life, I have nothing left to lose.“

Please click here and share Baraa’s story with your friends and family.

Daily Update: Supplies Under Siege

Today marks the 91st day of besiegement of the city of Aleppo. 275,000 people are living under siege and the Syrian regime is blocking all aid entering the city. UN aid rations ran out last week. Meanwhile food prices have dramatically soared. Residents estimate it will be about 15-20 days before all food runs out entirely.L

Today Before the siege Price rise
Milk (1L) $3.06 $1.70 180%
Meat (1KG) $42.86 $9.43 454%
Bread (5 loaves) $2.04 $0.19 1082%
Sugar (1KG) $20.41 $0.75 2704%

Daily Update: Aerial Attacks

As of now we have reports that 10 people have been killed, with more than 50 people sustaining injuries today in Aleppo.

Since the offensive began on Eastern Aleppo, Syria Civil Defence have reported over 2,300 strikes including airstrikes, explosive barrels, artillery, cluster bombs, bunker-busters, and bombs loaded with chlorine gas. More than 300 civilians are reported killed and more than 820 injured.*
We will do our best to keep you updated every day,
Katarina and Artino
* Given the circumstances, this data is very hard to come by. We will do our best to get it every day.
The Syria Campaign is building an open, global movement working for a peaceful future for Syria. We are people from all over the world who are coming together to tackle what the UN has described as “the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our time“

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