By Sarah Begley
The young Syrian girl who gained an international following for tweeting about conditions in Aleppo has written an open letter to President Donald Trump, calling on the new president to “save the children and people of Syria.”
Bana Alabed, 7, fled Aleppo with her family in December and now lives in Turkey. While her family adjusts to their new life, Trump is considering his stance on Syria, and reportedly plans to sign executive orders temporarily banning refugees from Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African nations from entering the U.S., according to Reuters.
Here is what Alabed wrote to the new president, according to a letter her mother sent to 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.