A little girl from Syria, Bana Alabed, became famous on Twitter after she shared live updates of the war, with the help of her mother, Fatima.
In November, the 7-year-old came further into the limelight when J.K. Rowling sent her e-books of the Harry Potter series to distract her from the horrors of war.
Bana became one of the fortunate people to be rescued from Syria recently. She moved to Turkey, where she now lives in peace. In an attempt to seek help for her friends left behind in the war-torn country, the little girl penned a hopeful letter to U.S. President Donald Trump.
“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,” Bana wrote.
"However, millions of Syrian children are not like me right now and suffering in different parts of Syria. You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you,” she added.
President Trump has not yet responded to the letter, yet, and it would be slightly complicated for him to do so since he is known for his sketchy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, in turn, is friends with Syrian dictator President Bashar al Assad, who is ultimately responsible for Bana’s — and millions of other Syrians’ — ill fortune.
Also, Bana’s request comes the same week when the POTUS is expected to sign executive orders banning immigration from Muslim countries considered a “threat to national security” including Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia.
He is also expected to ban refugees from entering the United States for several months and has on numerous occasions expressed his dislike toward them.
"I'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they're going back,” the POTUS told an audience at Keene High School in 2015.
At least 15,000 children have been killed in Syria's six-year war between President Assad's government and rebel forces.
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