As the Syrian crisis continues, so do the airstrikes, causing most hospitals to be destroyed or severely damaged in Aleppo, a major city inside the country.
In the latest news reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), Syria representative Elizabeth Hoff told Reuters on Saturday, “all hospitals in eastern Aleppo are [now] out of service.”
That leaves nearly 250,000 residents of the Middle Eastern city without a hospital, a tweet about the status of the country stated. The airstrike that took out the last hospital was caught on camera:
CCTV captures another hospital in Aleppo being bombed -nurses weep and corridors become makeshift hospital wards. A school has also been hit pic.twitter.com/0nSK8MB6K7
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 20, 2016
— WHO (@WHO) November 21, 2016
To build awareness of life in Syria, the Norwegian company, Ikea showcased look alike homes, that demonstrated to visitors through an installation piece, what life is like within the bombed out area of Damascus, the capital city of the country.
The installation piece titled: “25m2 of Syria” was curated by the Norwegian Red Cross and the furniture company.
The point was to share refugee stories and what life was like within the confines of a house in disrepair.
Based on the images and video, the space has sparsely decorated walls and peppered with worn out furniture.
A Syrian who spoke with the Red Cross and who’s story, is a real life example of the installation piece said, “When we had to flee to this area to find safety, we did not have enough money to rent a better place.”
Poignant collaboration between Norwegian Red Cross and IKEA – Tour A Syrian Refugee’s Home… https://t.co/UaHhDBwzmw
— Paula (@Ampola) November 13, 2016
“We have no money to buy mattresses and blankets, or clothes for the children.”
The exhibit was on display for two weeks in October and during that time almost 80,000 visitors checked it out, CNN reported.
— Camron (@CamronPR) November 16, 2016
One father even expressed gratitude for the experience because it gave him an ability to put a picture with an explanation of the crisis.
He said via Facebook, according to Huffington Post, “I took my (five-year-old child) inside and explained.”
“Next day she wanted to donate old toys. It is important that the new generation is aware!”
The Syrian Defense Group, The White Helmets, is made up of volunteers and have worked tirelessly on helping the people of Syria through actions of rescue.
In some of latest news, four Middle Eastern men photographed in this tweet posted on Wednesday, were able to pull a man out of the rubble, saving another life that would have been gone.
The White Helmets pulled a man from under the rubble. They then took a selfie. Aww. pic.twitter.com/uDHRT7zY98
— Rana H. (@RanaHarbi) November 22, 2016