Reports and video from the last remaining journalists on the ground in Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, paint a harrowing picture: food scarcity, schools and hospitals being targeted by airstrikes and families left with no way out of the besieged war-zone. As photos of distraught children and the crumbling historic city go viral across the web this week, people around the world can make a difference by donating to a multitude of organizations committed to providing Syrians humanitarian aid.
“The needs far exceed what we have in capacity,” Islamic Relief USA’s Omar Sawan told International Business Times.
Even with available aid located just across the nearby Turkish border, volunteers are unable to enter Aleppo as bombardments have escalated since last week. “We’re hoping to deliver $2 million in aid for a winterization campaign inside Syria,” Sawan continued. “We’ve ear-marked the money for it, but unfortunately because of the severity of the bombings in Aleppo, it’s been very difficult for international organizations to deliver any aid to Syria. The United Nations are investigating an aid convoy hit by an airstrike two months ago, and with the targeting of aid workers being so flagrant, everyone has been cautious.”
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