bn-qk812_aleppo_p_20161024170852Satellite imagery earlier this year showed Aleppo is Syria’s most damaged city according to a World Bank report released earlier this year. Out of six Syrian cities assessed, Aleppo accounted for 58% of the destruction in the housing, health, education, water and energy sectors. As of March 2016, 29% of the residential buildings have been either damaged or destroyed, according to the World Bank.

This was the most depressing and eye-opening article about the effect the war in Syria is having on civilians. There were pictures depicting thousands of crowded graves springing up all over Aleppo, elderly living in bombed-out homes, and children crying and carrying water from wells. Syrian and Russian forces implemented a humanitarian pause last week to let aid into the besieged eastern neighborhoods and allow residents there to leave. But no aid was delivered during the three days, and, on Thursday, a regime sniper shot at several civilians who attempted to move to the government-controlled side of the city. There seems to be no hope for innocent Syrians. This article made me want America to get much more involved in the crisis.

Full article here