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‘Save us, please’: Is the world listening to SOS sent by Syrian children on social media?

By oneindia staff

They are all dying and crying for help. Since the last two weeks, a massive bloodbath is underway in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region because of the incessant bombing. More than 600 people have died in the military attacks conducted by forces of President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Several children have died in these attacks, say reports. As the situation in the area is "beyond critical" residents have started fleeing Eastern Ghouta to save themselves from dying.

Thousands of residents have fled their homes in Eastern Ghouta and headed westward where the fighting is less severe, civilians inside the suburb told CNN on Sunday. "The situation on the ground is catastrophic," surgeon Hamza Hassan, based in Irbin in Eastern Ghouta, told CNN via WhatsApp. "There is massive internal displacement of 30,000 people from (the areas of) Beit Sawa, Otaya, the Douma villages," he told.

Syrian children

In spite of so many human losses, Assad remains defiant. The Syrian President declared that military operations in Eastern Ghouta would continue. The first-hand witnesses of the terror and bloodbath, the children of Eastern Ghouta, as a last resort, have sought help from the rest of the world on social media.

Every day they are tweeting and asking the international community to help them. The messages posted by the children on social media are truly heartbreaking. The children are also posting images of the devastation caused by the ongoing civil war in the country.

Muhammad Najem, a 15-year-old boy, has tweeted the pictures of his school and friend's house devastated by constant bombings. The youngster has blamed Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin for the irreparable damages caused to Eastern Ghouta and loss of innocent lives.

Like Najem, Syrian sisters, Noor (10) and Alaa (8), too are regularly seeking help on Twitter to rescue them. Their messages like "For God's sake help us!" are a reminder of the horrible situation in Syria. Hope the world is listening to these children, the future of Syria, and provides them with necessary help, either by evacuating them from the "war zones" or by stopping the deadly civil war started on March 15, 2011.

Read the tweets by Syrian children below to understand their plight.

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