Nancy B. Varghese
The ongoing conflict in Syria can only be described as one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Millions of people in the country have been killed or forced to flee their homes, and families are struggling to live in the country or make new homes in neighbouring countries.
According to a report by IANS, last week, over 500 people were killed by airstrikes and shelling conducted by forces loyal to the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.
"I don’t care which country or religion or government I have, humanity is dying. The children are dying and it needs to stop, now" Esha tweeted, with a picture of a child.
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) February 25, 2018
On Monday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, demanded that a 30-day ceasefire in Syria drafted by the Security Council should come into effect and called for an end to the "hell on earth" in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held Damascus suburb that has been the target of an intense bombing campaign in recent days.
"Eastern Ghouta cannot wait, it is high time to stop this hell on earth," Guterres told the Council, pleading for a facilitation of humanitarian aid deliveries and evacuations of sick and wounded from the besieged network of small towns and satellite cities mere kilometres from Damascus, where roughly 400,000 people are estimated to be living.
But of course, no gesture of positivity is ever complete without the presence of internet trolls burrowing their way to spreading hate. The army of internet warriors descended upon Esha's tweet and criticised her for being ignorant about India's problems, among other things.
In 2011, more children under the age of five died in India than anywhere else in the world. That's 1.7 million children – over 4,650 child deaths a day – according to a new report by the United Nation's Children's Fund. India not too far you help here too. https://t.co/iAFovdWUce
— vinay verma (@vinaybunnybhai) February 27, 2018
Why don't you go to Syria and help them as much as you can? Sitting in the ac room and giving lecture is much easy,,,if I were you, I would go there and help them,,,,,
— AMARJEET KUMAR (@amarjeetkumar82) February 26, 2018
#IndiaIsNotBleeding but have worst condition as Childrens are dying with system failure in many region then anyother country. Please help for Humanity, strat with your own country @eshagupta2811. Raise voice against it. Thanks
— Rinku Gupta (@ImRinkuGupta) February 26, 2018
Being the person that she is, Esha was not about to take all this negativity lying down, and hit back at the trolls in the best way that she could.
Your dumbness is profound, there is a difference when you are KILLING them. That’s the problem with you trollers, good for nothing, even in Humanity you see borders. Even for children you see religion. This is what is called the dark age. #HumanRightsDiedInSyria #PrayForSyria https://t.co/tXrjJ8et5J
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) February 27, 2018
Featured Image: Daily Star
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