Alert: Crisis in Aleppo

Alert: Crisis in Aleppo

Report from the Union of Armenian Evangelical Church in #Syria

A Call to Save Aleppo from Destruction

The situation in Aleppo has taken a turn for the worse since the beginning of June. Dozens of mortar bombs have damaged or completely destroyed buildings in the predominantly Armenian neighborhoods of Nor Kyugh and Suleimanieh, as the opposition intensified its offensive in areas of Aleppo held by regime forces.

Many Armenian buildings, Churches, Schools, businesses and stores have been abandoned and many are in dire need of renovation and during the fighting, a major pipeline supplying water to Aleppo was badly damaged.  The largest in Syria, with a population of about three million is now suffering from shortages of drinking water. Unfortunately, People are buying bottled drinking waters from shops.

We direct a call to all Armenians and non-Armenian friends and colleagues that the “Nor Kyugh” neighborhood is now considered a disaster zone and calls on everyone to use any means to stop the inhumane
missile attacks in order to secure the physical safety of the people who have suffered because of the disaster.

Click here to read the full appeal, with photos from Aleppo.

*Rev. Selimian is President of the Armenian Protestant Community in Syria.

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