This desperate moment is captured in a grainy image taken by local media activist group SY24 Wednesday in the Syrian city of Ariha in the province of Idlib. It shows the consequences of an airstrike by the Syrian government, which is supported by Russia. Not pictured is her mother, who died in the attack.
Over the past two months, the Syrian government has reinforced air strikes on Idlib and surrounding areas ̵
According to regional organizations, recent weeks have been particularly deadly for children. In the province of Idlib, more children have been killed in the past four weeks than in 2018, Save the Children and its partner organization Hurras Network said in a statement released Wednesday.
At least 33 children were killed since June 24, compared with 31 children killed in 2018.
Save the Children estimates that at least 400 people have died since the escalation of violence in late April, including 90 children.
"Mr Trump, please stop listening to the shots Stop stopping to kill those innocent people," said a Syrian-American woman, Rania Kisar, in an emotional Facebook video earlier this week , After an air raid in the city of Maarat al-Numan, she was in the midst of rubble and said, "Please, America, please do something," before she sobbed.
CNN has asked the White House for a comment.
Local hospitals have closed for fear of attack and 94 schools are being used as shelters. according to the United Nations.
"These attacks are not just demanding innocent lives," said Lowcock. "They are also depriving thousands of civilians of basic health care, even as the fighting for them increases," he added, calling the attacks on civilian infrastructure "horrific."
Since 2011, more than 5.6 million people have fled Syria, millions more have fled Syria and, according to the latest UN figures, have internally been displaced as hope for peace and normality fades.