Aleppo – Raise A Voice To Help Stop the Massacre!

“Our governments have all failed to stop this war. Let’s demand that they unite to insist that Russia, Iran, and Syria allow the United Nations and the Red Cross to evacuate                                  all remaining civilians safely from Aleppo.”

A Call-Out from Avaaz, an international online public interest group

Posted December 19th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Dear friends,

The massacre of Aleppo has begun. Militias have reportedly gone house to house, executing civilians, women, and children, and an evacuation convoy was just attacked.

The deadly horror for Syrians fleeing their homes

The deadly horror for Syrians fleeing their homes

Tens of thousands of civilians are left, crying out for help. Our governments have all failed to stop this war. Let’s demand that they unite to insist that Russia, Iran, and Syria allow the UN and the Red Cross to evacuate remaining civilians safely from Aleppo.

If these 3 governments hear urgently not just from the US and Western Europe, but from governments around the world, it CAN affect their thinking: Every moment takes a life – let’s stop the massacre of Aleppo

Russia and Iran are used to ignoring appeals from the US and Western Europe.

But Avaaz is a truly global movement. If the appeals this time come from EVERY trading partner, ally, and friend of these countries — from Brazil and South Africa and India and Poland and more, it WILL affect their calculations. Time is running out for the civilians of Aleppo.

Let’s pressure all our governments to ring Russia and Iran’s phones off the hook. We’ve failed the people of Syria too long, let’s not fail the remaining citizens of Aleppo: Every moment takes a life – let’s stop the massacre of Aleppo

Avaaz has stood with the people of Syria through dozens and dozens of campaigns. This is their darkest hour. Let’s not abandon them now. With hope, The Avaaz team PS – the situation on the ground is changing quickly.

Here are reports about the clear signs that the evacuation is at risk and a massacre has begun:

Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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2 responses to “Aleppo – Raise A Voice To Help Stop the Massacre!

  1. I can’t even comment on this. Humans who do such awful things to innocents suck.

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  2. Sharing in the Avaaz effort takes courage, not so much in Canada but in many parts of the world. The situation in Aleppo, and the Canadian response as weak as it has been, remind me of the Holocaust memorial verse attributed to Martin Niemoller:
    First they came for the Communists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Communist
    Then they came for the Socialists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Socialist
    Then they came for the trade unionists
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a trade unionist
    Then they came for the Jews
    And I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Jew
    Then they came for me
    And there was no one left
    To speak out for me.

    You and I can speak out now!

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