Volunteers Restore Life to Aleppo City

Up to 10,000 volunteers have been helping to clear away the debris caused by fighting in Aleppo, as part of the SAWA campaign writes SANA

From the alleyways, Souqs (markets) and neighborhoods of the old city of Aleppo, the SAWA (Together) campaign continues to clear the debris and destruction caused by terrorism, with the help of about 10,000 volunteers.

The volunteers are from the National Union of Syrian Students in Aleppo, the Revolutionary Youth Union and many local and civil associations.

Speaking to SANA, Omar al-Aroub, Head of the Voluntary Work Office at the National Union of Syrian Students said that the campaign in Aleppo was launched in mid-August as the third phase of the SAWA campaign. The first phase began in the Ghouta area in Damascus and the second in the al-Zabadani area with contributions from partners, including the National Union of Syrian Students, the Revolutionary Youth Union, the Syria Trust for Development and many others.

He added that goal of the campaign is to remove the effects of war and terrorism from the affected areas and complete the cleansing of terrorism, which the Syrian Arab Army had begun, from these neighborhoods.

The campaign covers Old Aleppo, Aleppo University Wall, parks, schools and main streets, in addition to many archeological sites, and will continue till Sep. 5, 2018.

The volunteers involved in the campaign seem determined to wipe away the aftermath from Aleppo and to contribute to its reconstruction.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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