Hundreds of innocent individuals have been killed in Aleppo, Syria in recent weeks from a surge of lethal strikes and the media is totally overlooking it.
Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, has actually been plagued with airstrikes for the last 2 weeks and the targets have actually included medical facilities, the most vulnerable and essential places in a country at war with itself.
The airstrikes did not begin 2 weeks back and have actually rather been utilized as an attack against the city's residents for years now, the attacks have actually just recently enhanced greatly and hundreds have lost their lives.
The Logical Pakistani reported on May 5th that,
" In the previous 8 days, 260 airstrikes, 110 weapons strikes, 18 Rockets and 68 bombs have struck and eliminated innocent lives."
That doesn't take into account any of the attacks and deaths ever since, but in the last couple of weeks there have been minimal brand-new reports of these tragedies in the media as a show of concern and assistance.
A brand-new pattern on Twitter started by those affected by the awful war and those who are understanding to the increasing number of casualties is the hashtag #AleppoIsBurning. It represents the continuous fire throughout the city after each airstrike, weapons strike, and bomb hits a new target.
One current target was Al Quds medical facility, which serves as the primary pediatric health center in eastern Aleppo, resulting to the death of 55 people. Amongst the deceased were children, among the city's last remaining pediatricians, and a number of health care specialists attempting to help the war victims.
This rise in combating has led most of the staying health care experts to get away the country, leaving civilians with less and less assistance as the violence continues.
Outraged individuals have pointed out that Facebook has completely neglected the dangerous scenario in Aleppo by not offering a safety check-in feature like it finished with Brussels and Paris. As a method of protest, thousands have pledged to deactivate their Facebook accounts and many have actually made their profile pictures red to object the battles in Aleppo.
Facebook has reacted by describing that they will not provide a safety check-in "in continuous crisis like war" because it's difficult to understand if someone is "truly safe."
One Twitter user stated:
" This is what helplessness really looks like; when the most you might do is deactivate your Facebook account."
It's speculated that it's the Syrian government that is battle Aleppo, although the federal government denies any participation in the attacks.
Newest statistics reveal that a person Syrian is eliminated every 25 minutes, and the most recent reports from January 2016 have shown that 29,686 people have been killed in the city considering that the war started. This number has actually increased by the thousands because that last report, and the UN states that 400,000 individuals have been eliminated in the last 5 years as an outcome of the war.
A Facebook user posted:
" Dear Mark Zuckerberg
Why can't our families and friends in Aleppo check in on Facebook to ensure their safety and wellbeing?
Why is there not a choice for our profile photos to reveal the Syrian flag so we can reveal our solidarity with Aleppo?
Are we not human?"
Facebook is plainly not the primary problem here, nor are they the just major website disregarding to the Syrian Civil War; however, their involvement in disregarding this crisis is part of a much larger concern where the Western media is blacking out Eastern issues and concerned citizens are attempting to fight it any way that they can.
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