Netizens were heartbroken when a photo of a shell-shocked Syrian boy from Aleppo, whose home was bombed, went viral last August. The photo has been shared a thousand times but a 6-year-old kid did more than express his concern on the internet instead, he wrote U.S. President Barack Obama a letter to specifically ask that the Aleppo Syrian boy be brought to his home and live with his family.
CNN reports that 6-year-old Alex, who hails from New York, sent President Obama a handwritten letter where he talked about Omran Daqneesh, the 5-year-old Aleppo victim from Syria. "Can you please go get him and bring him to my home?" Alex asked in his letter to Obama, which the White House posted in full.
Alex further wrote that the Aleppo Syrian Boy could become his brother and a member of the family. He also said that he would be willing to teach Omran English or ride a bike. Alex related that he's already got a Syrian friend in school, whom he can introduce to Omran.
Impressed and moved by Alex's letter, President Obama shared it on his official Facebook page. The leader of the United States also shared Alex's letter at the recent United Nations Summit to emphasize on how crucial it is to help the refugees.
BBC reports the United States has already accepted over 10,000 refugees this August but more help is still needed. Several high-profile individuals, including Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and his wife Amal, have enjoined the world take action as the crisis continue to escalate.
In a previous Parent Herald report, Angelina Jolie described the conditions in the refugee camps as less than fit for human beings and aid has been slow. The women and children continue to suffer from lack of food, education and proper shelter, with some even experiencing abuses in these camps.
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