“We do not need tears or sympathy or even prayers, we need your action.”
That was the simple plea from 15 doctors in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo to President Obama. They are some of the last remaining doctors in a city which has seen dozens of attacks on its hospitals in the past month alone. Their words are a call to our President to do something to help, and the question is will we echo them or ignore them.
There’s no mistaking the horrors of the Syrian civil war. We know the stories of brutal atrocities and we’ve watched as the death toll climbed into the hundreds of thousands. Now, Syria’s second largest city is on the verge of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters yet, and its doctors are asking for our help.
We know that President Obama cannot stop this war by himself, nor can America somehow bomb its way to peace in Syria. Yet, there is more that we can - and must - do to answer these brave Syrian doctors’ call. We know the President has seen this open letter and is debating how to respond right now. Let’s show him that he has our back to go big and push hard, right now, for lifesaving, humanitarian relief to the besieged citizens of Aleppo and other Syrian cities.
Please add your name and ask President Obama to #SaveAleppo!