They can’t run, they can’t hide. It’s a bloodbath.
We cannot turn our backs on the people of Eastern Ghouta.
EMERGENCY UPDATE 27/2:
The Syrian Government continues to kill men, women and children, despite last week’s agreed ceasefire.
We’re urging the UN to ensure that the bombing stops immediately.
Today, Syrian families are huddled in basements, waiting to die.
In the last week, Eastern Ghouta has become hell on earth.
Around 400,000 people, including children, are trapped by their own government, with their hopes of safety just out of reach.
Their homes, schools and streets are being bombed, often hourly. Their access to food and medical care has been blocked since November. They’re waiting to die. It’s a massacre.
They’ve suffered enough.
Why? The Syrian Government, backed by Russia, is bombing its own people in Eastern Ghouta. More than 500 people have been killed in just a matter of weeks.
And the city is under siege, so they’re trapped.
Our crisis team has been working on Syria for more than a decade and this is the worst we’ve seen.
It’s clear what has to happen next. The international community must protect the people of Eastern Ghouta, we can’t look away. We must ensure that all men, women and children can be safely evacuated to escape the horrors.
The killing must stop. Humanitarian aid must be allowed into Eastern Ghouta. People must be evacuated to safety.
We came together to demand safety for people trapped in Aleppo – The time is now for Eastern Ghouta. We’ve done this once, we can do it again.
But we must act now before it’s too late.
This is not a war, it’s a massacre.
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