Yara makes Syria's chemical attack personal: 'Every child is my child'

Published April 9th, 2017 - 10:13 GMT
Yara posted this image on Twitter last week. (Twitter)
Yara posted this image on Twitter last week. (Twitter)

Many influential figures from the world of Arab entertainment such as Lebanese superstar Elissa are calling for an end to the war in Syria, which is in its seventh year.

After last week’s suspected chemical attack that killed 20 children, users are expressing on Twitter solidarity with the Syrian children, using the hashtag: #everychildismychild.

Pop singer Yara, who is an ambassador of Lebanese Red Cross, launched an appeal on her social media pages to save the children of the war-ravaged country.

The Lebanese star took to social media to share a photo of herself holding a placard that read: “Every child is my child” and on the palm of her hand was written: “Stop the war!”

Also participating in the #everychildismychild photo series were Italian footballer Francesco Totti and Turkish-German actress Meryem Uzerli, both holding placards with similar messages.

Yara wrote a prayer asking God to relieve the people of Syria from all misery and pain, as “the streets of Syria have been filled with the blood of martyrs.”

“You alone, O Allah, are able to end the suffering,” she wrote.

A suspected chemical attack killed at least 72 civilians, in opposition-held northwestern Syria on Tuesday, prompting global outrage and calls for international action. The attack also left dozens more gasping for air, convulsing, and foaming at the mouth.

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