More than 250,000 people have been killed, according to the UN. War crimes and crimes against humanity are rife. Since then, more than 11 million people have been forced from their homes, including around 7 million people within Syria and more than 4 million who are now refugees abroad, mostly in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
Government forces have repeatedly shelled and bombed civilian areas using indiscriminate weapons, including barrel bombs.
They’ve also bombed hospitals, targeted medical workers and mounted long-running sieges of opposition-held areas, depriving people of food, medicines and other necessities. According to Physicians The lives of tens of thousands of people are in the hands of the Syrian, Russian and Iranian governmentsTo Vladimir Putin, President of Russian; Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey; Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran:
I urgently call on you to: Ensure urgent evacuation of Children and all civilian and unfettered humanitarian access into East Aleppo so that life-saving aid can reach all those in need; Allow UN monitors to be urgently deployed in Aleppo to ensure that civilians and fighters who surrender are protected from execution-style killings, arbitrary detention, disappearance, torture.