The Aleppo girl Bana – who became a symbol of Aleppo’s devastating situation affecting its people, especially the children – and her family is safely evacuated and moved to Turkey.
The seven-year-old girl who chronicled the harrowing state of east Aleppo on her Twitter account, managed by her mother Fatemah, has caught the attention of the world by showing a glimpse of the mortifying situation in the Syrian city. She is even called the girl “who announced the Aleppo massacre to the world on social media” by Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Foreign Minister of Turkey.
Aleppo Girl Bana Saved by Turkey
On Sunday, Fatemah took to Twitter to ask Cavusoglu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to help extract them from Aleppo. She also pleaded to make the “ceasefire work” as they are so “tired.”
Thankfully, the ceasefire indeed worked and Bana, along with her family, were evacuated safely amid the “siege, bombing and apathy,” according to Zaher Sahloul, a SAMS relief coordinator, who tweeted the update with a photo of him and Bana.
Bana’s Mother Sad To Leave Aleppo
Fatemah stated, through a video posted online on Monday, her gratefulness and regrets in leaving her country. She says she and Bana wanted to tell the world about the reality of what the people are experiencing in Aleppo and “how much they are suffering from bombs and everything.”
While she is happy that their voices were able to reach the world and they were saved and freed, Bana’s mother admits that she is “sad because I leave my country.” She says she wanted to “take our freedom there” instead of becoming a “refugee in other countries.”
Aleppo girl Bana amassed thousands of followers as she kept a disastrous log of what she is witnessing as her family’s lives, and the rest of the people in Aleppo, are threatened with airstrikes by the Syria and Russia.
Photo source: Twitter