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The World Must End This Inhumane War: Malala on Aleppo

Today I feel as though I’m watching the worst of our past repeat itself: Malala Yousafzai

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Education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has commented on the ongoing crisis in Aleppo, asking the international community to send help and not just in the form of their prayers.

Yousafzai cited past instances of genocide to compare the current situation in Syria.

“When I look at Syria, I see the Rwandan genocide. When I read the desperate words of Bana Alabed in Aleppo, I see Anne Frank in Amsterdam.”
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It is our responsibility to ensure that history does not repeat itself, Yousafzai reiterated, while urging the international community to help those under siege in Syria.

“The international community must do everything they can to end to this inhumane war. The Syrian regime must give safe passage to people who want to leave and allow aid workers into Aleppo to save as many lives as they can.”

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"Today I feel as though I’m watching the worst of our past repeat itself.

When I look at Syria, I see the Rwandan genocide. When I read the desperate words of Bana Alabed in Aleppo, I see Anne Frank in Amsterdam.

History shows us the same children suffering, the ones we always say we surely would have helped, if only we had been there. But history does not fall from the sky, it is us who make it.

To the children under siege in Aleppo, I pray that you will get out safely. I pray that you will grow up strong, go to school and see peace in your country some day.

But prayers are not enough. We must act. The international community must do everything they can to end to this inhumane war. The Syrian regime must give safe passage to people who want to leave and allow aid workers into Aleppo to save as many lives as they can.

May God be with the children of Aleppo, even if our world leaders are not."

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