“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
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.
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:
- The Mirror – Aleppo crisis: Convoy of buses attempting to evacuate desperate women and children turns around after being attacked http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/anxious-wait-see-aleppo-ceasefire-9461297
- Al Jazeera – 82 Civilians executed on Monday http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/civilians-killed-spot-battle-aleppo-nears-161213133240891.html
- BBC – Aleppo battle: UN says civilians shot on the spot http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38301629
- HRW – Syria: Desperate Pleas for Protection from Aleppo https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/12/13/syria-desperate-pleas-protection-Aleppo
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