Bana al-Abed, seven-year-old Aleppo activist, appeals to Trump to help Syrian children
Bana and her mother, Fatemah, have been documenting daily life in east Aleppo since September. (Twitter)
Bana al-Abed, the seven-year-old known for her tweets from war-torn Aleppo, has appealed to US President Donald Trump to "do something for the children of Syria," The Guardian reported.
With the help of her mother Fatemah, Bana has transmitted messages offering devastating insights into the war in Syria to thousands of followers.
Bana and her family were evacuated to Turkey in December and have been living there since then.
Bana penned her open letter to Trump from her new home in Turkey, which her mother shared with the BBC:
"Dear Donald Trump,
"My name is Bana Alabed and I am a seven years old Syrian girl from Aleppo.
"I lived in Syria my whole life before I left from besieged East Aleppo on December last year. I am part of the Syrian children who suffered from the Syrian war.
"But right now, I am having a peace in my new home of Turkey. In Aleppo, I was in school but soon it was destroyed because of the bombing.
"Some of my friends died.
"I am very sad about them and wish they were with me because we would play together by right now. I couldn’t play in Aleppo, it was the city of death.
"Right now in Turkey, I can go out and enjoy. I can go to school although I didn’t yet. That is why peace is important for everyone including you.
"However, millions of Syrian children are not like me right now and suffering in different parts of Syria. They are suffering because of adult people.
"I know you will be the president of America, so can you please save the children and people of Syria? You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you.
"If you promise me you will do something for the children of Syria, I am already your new friend.
"I am looking forward to what you will do for the children of Syria."
While Trump's position on Syria remains murky, he has made clear his admiration for Vladimir Putin, who supports the al-Assad government in Syria.
This week Trump is expected to sign executive orders halting the United States' program for Syrian refugees and immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.