War-Weary Syrian Kids Ask Trump And Clinton Questions In Heartbreaking Video
War-weary Syrian children from Aleppo asked the US presidential candidates heartbreaking – but important – questions in a video for the Huffington Post.
One child asked,
These devastating queries are a testament to the awful impact the war in Syria has had on the country's children, especially in Aleppo.
The children in this video simply want to know when the senseless violence will end.
Huffington Post was able to film their questions by collaborating with freelance journalists in Aleppo.
Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has been decimated by the conflict, which is now five years old and has claimed nearly half a million lives.
At the beginning of October, the UN warned the city could be totally destroyed in two months.
Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy to Syria, said,
In the last 25 days, at least 130 children were killed in Aleppo, which has suffered under relentless bombing from the Syrian government and its Russian allies.
Justin Forsyth, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, recently stated,
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia have been accused of committing war crimes.
Secretary of State John Kerry recently said,
Russia has announced it will institute an eight-hour ceasefire on Thursday, and will temporarily stop airstrikes in the rebel-held eastern section of Aleppo.
But, as the children in this video highlighted, the Syrian people are in need of much more than a ceasefire.
They need this war, and the humanitarian crisis it has induced, to end.