“It is very difficult to see a mother who lost her child or children living in such circumstances where the boom of explosions are heard continuously. There are children who wake up to find their parents dead, or to find themselves trapped under rubble.” – Khaled
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With the death toll close to 200,000 Syria is now the most dangerous place in the world. The majority of civilian deaths can be attributed to “barrel bombs” – oil drums filled with explosives, chemical weapons, rusty nails dropped from Syrian regime helicopters onto populated areas. The same area is often hit twice, to ensure those coming to rescue the victims are also killed.
In February the UN passed a resolution demanding that the Government of Syria stop dropping these indiscriminate tools of death and chaos – but the situation has gotten worse, not better. Since then, the rate of bombings has doubled with an average 18 civilians dying every day made worse by the international community’s failure to act.