ROME- Aleppo, once a thriving urban center and Syria’s second largest city, has become a sad shadow of itself. Underneath the rubble lie underground schools, families live in shelters, and half-destroyed buildings have become a no-man’s land with the East and the West of the city divided between rebel and government forces.
In an attempt to raise awareness over the situation, Syrian children risked their lives on Tuesday to have a long-awaited Skype session with members of the European Parliament. It was a video call that almost wasn’t.
Bombings are daily occurrences in Aleppo, and according to a Wednesday statement from the United Nations envoy to the country, those who are left are at risk of extermination in a city where the clock is ticking as winter sets in.