The Syrian conflict is a complicated war, messy and cruel. The death toll is well over 250,000 in 4.5 years of armed conflict. More than 4.5 million refugees have now fled Syria.
The UN says it will require $ 3.2 billion to help 13.5 million people, including 6 million children who require some form of humanitarian assistance inside Syria in 2016. (BBC)
According to reports, the people are unable to meet the basic amenities like clean drinking water, food, medical aid, education for children etc.
The involvement of regional and world powers has caused casualties for the civilians. The war is not yet over. Recent onslaught on Aleppo is it’s proof. The basic rules of warfare and even humanity were overlooked in horror witnessed by the world. 82 civilians were killed in East Aleppo. Time and again we are reminded of the grave casualties of war by heart-wrenching photos that go viral, live reporting, death count yet we turn a blind eye to the damage and destruction because it’s not our war.
Jens Lareke, of the UN office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs called it “a complete meltdown of humanity”.
Goodbye tweets posted on social media tugged at people’s heart, a cry for help by Bana Alabed, a 7 year old Syrian girl.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
It saddens me to know that many people are still ignorant about the war going on in Syria. Imagine living without the basic amenties. Imagine the horror and the pain. Creating awareness is not the only step but it’s a start. Rebuilding Syria will be a herculian task in itself because it neither has the finances nor human captial for it. Each and every life matters, no matter which religion, ethnicity or social status they belong to. Our silence is costing them their lives. We have been silent for more than four years. The civilians in Syria have forgotten what it’s like to live without a war raging on outside their doors, with no fear of death by air strikes or bombing. A mass genocide took place before our eyes, cities were reduced to dust and rubble. We have failed to establish peace. We have failed to provide a sanctuary. Waiting for tomorrow to raise our voice will be too late for some. Do not let it be just another incident that we forget after a little while.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. ~~Albert Einstein
1st photo – Original source unknown. (it_means_equality from insta) ,2nd photo -AP photo/Narsico Contreras