A seven-year-old Syrian girl from Aleppo is posting to her Twitter account to show the world she and her mother are surviving amid airstrikes in the city.
“I am sad. It’s so bad,” she tells her audience in English in a clip posted on Twitter. She is later seen holding a banner reading: “Stand with Aleppo. Please stop the bombing and end the siege.”
“Good afternoon from #Aleppo I’m reading to forget the war,” she said in one post showing Alabed with a book and a doll. A picture posted on Thursday of smoke in the sky had the caption “Good morning from #Aleppo. We are still alive. – Bana.”
“My friends this is not the moon, this is bomb falling now. Please pray for us tonight. I am afraid. — Bana #A
“I am sick now. The war started again, there’s no medicine. Please pray for me dear world. – Bana #Aleppo #StandWithAleppo”
Bana’s mother Fatemah also tweets, “Good afternoon. Dear world, we are really running out of food. There’s no food in town even if you want to buy it.-Fatemah”
“She saw everything here. She saw her friend killed, and our house bombed. She saw her school bombed. So that affected her,” her mother added.