The faces of heroes you won't read about in your newspaper.

You might think Aleppo is hell but this group of journalists, White Helmets, medics and activists insisted they be the last to leave. Why? So they could make sure every civilian was evacuated ahead of them.

Syria has heroes. Share their story.

Yesterday the first buses arrived to take civilians who have been forced from their homes in Aleppo by the siege and aerial attacks. Around 5000 people left the city to the countryside of Aleppo.

Residents had been told all civilians remaining would be given safe passage but today the process stopped.

A convoy that left this morning was stopped by a Hezbollah...
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On the day evacuations of East Aleppo begin, here's a reflection from Ibrahim, a White Helmet, on why he wants to be the last person to leave:

"My last rescue operation was two days ago. I had a moment of joy when we saved a little baby boy - just 20 days old. We managed to save his mother but his father and three siblings died under the rubble. The baby is not safe yet, he needs medicine but...
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Pro-regime snipers shot at ambulances carrying wounded civilians out of Aleppo this morning. Five civilians were injured including White Helmet rescue workers Bebars Meshaal and Mohammed Zahra.

Bebars, pictured left, was shot in the stomach by a sniper while driving a wheel loader ahead of the ambulances leaving the city this morning. He was attempting to clear their route. Bebars is the...
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This is a message from Raed Saleh, head of the White Helmets, about the 100,000 civilians trapped in besieged eastern Aleppo which was published in the Guardian today.

Please read it, then share his message.

"For the past four years, we the Syria civil defence (or White Helmets), have saved thousands of lives in Aleppo. In the last few days we can no longer even count the dead. We have been...
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EMERGENCY UPDATE: Yesterday's deal to evacuate the remaining civilians in Aleppo has collapsed. Shelling and airstrikes have resumed.

This is an emergency. Please do everything in your power to take action for the safe passage of these civilians. Make a call now and demand life saving action.

AUSTRALIA: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1300 555 135 // Russian Embassy +61 2 6295...
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URGENT: Hundreds of our humanitarian friends and colleagues are facing summary execution, disappearance, and torture right at this moment in besieged Aleppo and we need to take urgent action to secure safe passage for them and the remaining 100,000 civilians.

The UN have a plan in place for evacuation, it just needs to be implemented. We have almost no time so please act immediately and call...
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100,000 civilians remain trapped in an area of five kilometres squared. These civilians need URGENT evacuation.

Please read and share this message from Eastern Aleppo:

The bombs are falling as we write this. For years our humanitarian volunteers have worked to save the lives of our people in Aleppo: operating in underground hospitals, rescuing entire...
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A message from besieged Eastern Aleppo — home to 100 thousand civilians.
Yesterday another White Helmet was killed while trying to rescue others.

Hasan Al Mahshi was killed in a double-tap strike whilst saving lives in besieged Douma. 3 other volunteers were injured.

Please keep Hasan and all those who loved them in your thoughts and prayers.
Alaa Ali Alewi is a volunteer ambulance driver in besieged Aleppo. He writes to you about the horrific conditions in the besieged city where fuel and food have run out. Please share his story as widely as possible.

“My name is Alaa Ali Alewi, I was born in 1985 in Aleppo.

I used to have my own tailor shop, but I couldn’t stand by and just watch people getting injured in the streets so I...
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Last month the last children’s hospital in Eastern Aleppo was bombed. Whilst governments fail to act, we’re coming together to support its doctors in building a new hospital.

We’re sending a ‘People’s Convoy’ to Syria on December 17th stocked with the medical supplies they need. Give what you can: [ Link ]
Mohammed Hardan, a video editor with the Aleppo Media Center, shares part two of his story. Please read it and share.

“When we were on our way home from school, the air force targeted our school with a rocket. It landed very near to our school. The force of the blast propelled me a few meters and I was left with some shrapnel in my body. Nothing serious. My friend and teacher were killed and...
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Mohammed Hardan, a video editor with the Aleppo Media Center, writes to you about life in besieged Aleppo. Please read it and share.

“I moved to the regime controlled part of Aleppo in June 2014 when I started studying Aviation Engineering at University. I used this student life as a cover for six months whilst I reported on regime crimes. It was a risky decision, I could have been arrested...
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Yesterday another two White Helmets were killed while trying to rescue others.

During regime attacks on the besieged cities of Madaya and Beqeen, four people were killed and over 20 injured. Two of those killed were Ali Zahrah and Nayeef Asad and five of the injured were other White Helmets volunteers.

These heroes put their lives on the line to save others from the rubble and now they have...
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This is an intercepted radio call between Assad regime officers giving orders to bomb internally displaced people in Aleppo.

Please share this as civilians are repeatedly attacked on the 103rd day under siege in Eastern Aleppo.
Bakri Al Zain, a Syrian activist, writes to you about the decisions facing civilians living in Eastern Aleppo. Please read it and share.

“Civilians are fleeing to regime areas because of the siege‪,‬ hunger‪,‬ cold‪,‬ and heavy bombing they are experiencing in Eastern Aleppo.

They are faced with only two choices: death by bombing, hunger and cold, or flee to regime areas and risk being...
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Take ten minutes out of your day to watch this incredible documentary about Hadi Abdullah, a heroic reporter who has risked his life to show the suffering of so many Syrians.
Today 45 civilians were killed in a horrific attack by the Syrian regime while trying to flee from the Jub al-Qubba district. The shelling killed families in the streets, their possessions left lying amongst the corpses. Most of them were children and women.

Up to 50,000 people have fled in the last few days. There is no home for them, and there are no guarantees they will not be harmed once...
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Today, the Assad regime bombed a group of civilians fleeing heavy bombardment in Eastern Aleppo, killing 25 and injuring many more.

This is the message they sent the remaining residents.