The Syrian government, backed by Russia, is bombing its own people in Eastern Ghouta. 190 civilians have been killed, hundreds more injured in the past month.
Civilians in Eastern Ghouta have been trapped in a cruel siege for nearly six years; they are now being attacked daily, killed and maimed by their government. Children and elderly people are dying of malnutrition and lack of medication.
The attacks must be stopped. Humanitarian aid must be allowed into Eastern Ghouta.
We succeeded in creating pressure and noise around the world for Aleppo – and we can succeed in helping the people under attack in Eastern Ghouta. Please sign the petition to call on Syria and Russia to end the attacks on Eastern Ghouta
Dear Presidents Putin and Assad,
I am writing about the catastrophic situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta where more than 400,000 people have been suffering under Syrian government's tightened siege since November 2017.
They have been enduring hunger, malnutrition, lack of medication and escalated bombardment that has been targeting civilians, homes, hospitals and markets. In the past 30 days, more than 190 civilians have been killed and more than 2700 injured.
Mr. Putin and Mr. Assad, you have the power to end this tragedy. I am calling on you to ensure that the Syrian government immediately ends all attacks on civilians and civilian structures, and lifts the siege to allow humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta.
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