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Friday, May 22, 2015

Barrel bombs bombard Syrians: Act now

What's a barrel bomb?
Find out and help.

Dear Tracy,

Aleppo, Syria was once a vibrant city, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. But for the families who call it home, the year 2012 marked the beginning of a terrifying reality.

Since then, the people of Aleppo have been under siege - caught in violent clashes between government forces and opposition groups. The people who live there have been stranded for three years - bombarded by the government's barrel bombs, cut off from food supplies and electricity, and desperate for water.

Can you imagine this happening to your city? To your town? To your family?

We must call the world's attention to these deliberate attacks. That's why Amnesty is releasing a new in-depth report that investigates war crimes being committed against the people of Aleppo.

Please help us publicize this and other human rights atrocities. Make an emergency donation.

The Syrian government's barrel bombs are large devices that typically consist of oil barrels that have been packed with explosives and metal fragments. Government helicopters drop the bombs on schools, hospitals, mosques, and crowded markets. This has forced people underground, where they are taking shelter in bunkers and basements.

Amnesty is tackling this crisis from a variety of fronts:
  • Our investigators are conducting groundbreaking research - with photo and video documentation.
  • Our media team is publicizing these atrocities in major outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC and the Wall Street Journal.
  • Our government relations team is sharing our investigations with world leaders who can apply pressure on the Syrian government.
  • Our is advocating on behalf of refugees who are fleeing the country and encouraging governments -including those of th U.S., Canada, E.U. countries and others - to help resettle them.
  • Our grassroots actions provide solidarity and support for the Syrians to let them know they don't stand alone.
We rely on people like you to support our actions to provide hope for the people of Syria and people everywhere who face violence and government oppression. Please donate to support this work.


Sunjeev Bery
Advocacy Director, Middle East North Africa
Amnesty International USA

P.S. Here's a link to the full report.


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