Living conditions in Eastern Aleppo is getting worse every day. Residents of the city are increasingly desperate to tell the world what is happening - and many of them resorted to WhatsApp.
"The situation in Aleppo is very serious. The feeling that you could die at any moment," said 28-year-old nurse, working in the besieged city. More than 200 air strikes were made over the weekend leaving more than 100 civilians were killed, hundreds injured, reported the head of the group of Syria civil defense of Ammar al-Selma.
Despite the relentless attacks, the people remain strong. Several activists regularly post updates to the WhatsApp app. WhatsApp has become an important means of communication in the war-torn country. In the report for 2015 prepared a report from research company TNS documented that the application has become the preferred social platform surveyed from the region, and those who use social media in Syria, 98% use it.
The group is in the app currently has 154 member including a number of medical workers and teachers living in Aleppo with foreign journalists. The group has the images of innocent children caught in the zone of fire, cruel pictures of dismembered body parts and other bloody scenes. After the ceasefire, some of the inhabitants went to the streets to photograph from a close range view of life in Aleppo on their phones.
In the first days after the collapse of the ceasefire, the messages in the group WhatsApp apparently becoming more desperate. One of the activists, Wissam Zarqa said that he hopes that by sharing on WhatsApp, people abroad will understand "what kind of crimes happen here."
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