Syrian girl, nine, who documented the horrors of the civil war on Twitter, begs world leaders to end the conflict so that she and other refugees can go home
- Bana Alabed was seven years old when her tweets brought her worldwide attention
- Her daily stories about Aleppo brought the reality of the civil war to many
- The young refugee, now in Turkey, has called for & # 39; urgent action & # 39; to save refugees
- She dreams of going home and rebuilding her land
The young Syrian girl who attracted attention after tweeting about the civil war spoke about the need for & # 39; urgent action & # 39; for refugees.
Bana Alabed, now nine, was evacuated together with her family from war-torn Aleppo in 2016.
Her English tweets documented the air strikes, hunger, destruction and death surrounding her life in Syria.
Bana Alabed, nine, received worldwide attention with her tweets about the reality of life in Syria during the civil war
The Turkish citizen has warned about the need for & # 39; urgent action & # 39; for world peace and to prevent the horrors of the Syrian war from being repeated
Bana, who now lives in Turkey but says she misses her old life in Syria, said: “When the war started, everything changed. I was afraid that I or another member of my family would die. & # 39;
The girl, who was only seven when she started her Twitter account, lost her friend Yasmin in the war and often went without food or drink.
She said Anadolu Agency: & # 39; Refugee children around the world, especially in Syria, have suffered many bomb attacks and conflicts.
& # 39; We must try to bring peace to their country so that they can return home. & # 39;
The young refugee was listed in 2017 as one of the 25 most influential people on the internet
Bana & # 39; s tweets about the harsh reality of the Syrian conflict received worldwide attention
The inspiring young girl now has 324,000 followers on Twitter and calls for & # 39; urgent action & # 39; to end the conflict in Syria and elsewhere
Bana had a two-day trip from Syria to Turkey with many other refugee children, where she was greeted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan upon her arrival.
She said: & # 39; I told myself that I must remain calm when I convey my message from the children of Syria, namely to let children live in peace everywhere. & # 39;
Turkey houses more refugees than any other country in the world and nearly 3.6 million of them come from Syria.
Although she is now a Turkish citizen, Bana dreams of returning to her home in Syria and rebuilding the country.
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