Photos from Aleppo

Below are some of the faces of those who have been caught up in the conflict in Aleppo. Facing an uncertain future, most are setting out on a journey trusting that it will lead to some sort of security and a better life. They represent thousands who have had to flee for their lives. The besieged eastern districts of Aleppo came under intense airstrikes that killed hundreds in the past two weeks. More than 250,000 people are believed trapped there with limited access to food, water and medical supplies. They include more than 100,000 children, the U.N. says.

We can’t imagine what these people have been through. Our prayer is for their safety, health, and that they may find ways to rebuild their lives over weeks and months.


Syrian families from various eastern districts of Aleppo, are evacuated by bus to a Kurdish-controlled enclave between the government-held west of Aleppo and the east, on November 27, 2016 (AFP Photo/George Ourfalian)


Syrian pro-government forces walk amidst heavy destruction in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood on November 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/George Ourfalian)


Pro-government forces stand on top of a building overlooking Aleppo on November 28, 2016, during their assault to retake the entire northern city from rebel fighters (AFP Photo/George Ourfalian)


Aleppo aftermath. Syrians look at civil defence workers using a digger to look for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings following reported air strikes in Aleppo’s rebel-held neighbourhood of Tariq al-Bab (AFP Photo/Thaer Mohammed)