New video from Aleppo: A crying Syrian toddler clinging to his nurse
The nurse, who was treating the toddler, said ‘Aleppo is forgotten and this is how the world has left you behind Aleppo’
As Russian war planes struck rebel-held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday, a new video depicting human and especially children’s suffering in Syria has emerged.
The video - documented by the Syrian American Media Society (SAMS) - showed a Syrian toddler, whose forehead is covered in blood and bandages, crying and clinging to his nurse in the war-torn city of Aleppo in an incident that took place Friday.
To give him some comfort, the male nurse hugs and pats the toddler. The nurse then releases the child after the youngster stopped crying for a second but the toddler continues his shrieks again, clinching to the nurse once more for more comfort.
The nurse, who was treating the toddler, said “Aleppo is forgotten and this is how the world has left you behind Aleppo.”
The toddler arrived to one of the hospitals in Aleppo with his brother after an airstrike hit their home on Friday.
Hospital struck again
Meanwhile, at least two barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held side of Aleppo on Saturday, the medical organization that supports it said.
The facility, known as M10, had already been hit by heavy bombardment on Wednesday along with the second-largest hospital in the area in what UN chief Ban Ki-moon denounced as “war crimes.”
“Two barrel bombs hit the M10 hospital and there were reports of a cluster bomb as well,” Adham Sahloul of SAMs said of Saturday’s attack.
SAMS operates 106 medical facilities throughout Syria that provide general and specialized medical care for Syrians in need.
The recent bombardment of Aleppo has been some of the worst in Syria’s five-year civil war, leaving more than 220 people dead and turning residential buildings into heaps of rubble.
The World Health Organization has called Syria the most dangerous place in the world for health workers.
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