A small girl has become the face of hundreds of thousands of starving, sick, injured and dying Syrians and today she’s lucky to be alive.
Bana Alabed, 7, has been tweeting from war-torn east Aleppo where, as recently as last week, it was reported hundreds of thousands of residents are “days from starvation”.
Winter is coming, but that’s far from the most serious threat facing Bana, her family and those trapped on the outskirts of the city.
A fierce fighting campaign between rebels and government forces is intensifying, claiming civilian lives every day.
On Saturday, her Twitter account – which has 124,000 followers and growing – shared a heartbreaking message as bombs dropped near her home.
Yes it’s horrible to have to see. That’s the point.