Yesterday after the shocking reports of 100,000 civilians trapped in Aleppo i wrote this email to the foreign secretary (after calling and being advised to send my concern by email).
This morning I was pleased to read that a deal had been agreed but unfortunately it wasn’t long and shelling started again. Seeing photos of dead babies, dead parents, bodies on the streets is filing me and so many of us with sadnes and despair. We are trying to do something, donate, help collect funds, contact MPs, the government but this is a war and the parties involved are not shocked or hurt by the thousands of deaths. What can we do?
This has been such a traumatic period for these people but also us powerless outsiders who are not able to force our politicians to stand up to Putin, Assad and Iran and reverse a dreadful situation of a war that is killing hundreds of thousands of people. Politics has failed Aleppo abd this is so sad.
To the attention of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, RT Hon Boris Johnson MP
Hi Mr Johnson,
I called the Foreign Office this afternoon to make my concern known to yourselves about the situation in Syria. I have been informed by grass root organisations in Syria as well as the general media about the recent violent and deathly attacks on civil populations in Aleppo, perpetrated by the Syrian government forces in an attempt to control rebel-held areas of Eastern Aleppo.
We were warned by the UN of this coming attack last week, as something the Syrian government forces were intending to do in order to gain control of these areas before the change in administration in the US. There were several severe warnings by the UN but nothing was done. And here we are, one week later and people have been killed in their homes, on the spot as reported by the media today.
What has the UK government done to stop these attacks on civilian populations? What has the Foreign Secretary done to make sure innocents are protected?
Furthermore what are the Foreign Secretary’s plans to make sure these attacks don’t continue?
Grass root organisations in Syria are calling for a UN evacuation plan to secure safe passage 100,000 civilians trapped in Aleppo, including humanitarian workers. I understand that there is a UN plan to get, the trapped people out across the four kilometres of Western Aleppo to safety: with a few dozen buses and lorries people could be evacuated in twenty four hours. However, the international community needs to guarantee their safety.
I am writing to you today to make sure you contribute to this call and make sure a safe passage is provided for these people to flee their deaths.
They need all our support and help, this is a desperate situation in the face of which politicians and the UK government have failed to respond and engage. This will be a shameful legacy for you all.
I hope you can respond to this and help save thousands of lives, to survive in this dreadful conflict that has displaced millions and has caused world wide turmoil.