Below is the story of all stories! So incredibly beautiful is the fact that a baby who could have easily died did not and yet so tragic that the brave mother passed away. We celebrate this tiny new life and grieve for the mother as we do the situation taking place in Syria at this time.
“A pregnant mother who was trapped under a collapsed building in Aleppo, Syria, after Monday’s devastating earthquake gave birth to her child under the rubble but died before rescue workers could reach her, local activists reported. Her newborn was saved by rescue workers.
The dramatic scene unfolded just hours after a Syrian volunteer organization shared video showing a young child being pulled alive from the earthquake rubble in the village of Qatma.
Deaths in both Syria and Turkey from Monday’s massive 7.8 earthquake and multiple aftershocks topped 5,000 Tuesday, and the World Health Organization said it was a “race against time” to rescue people trapped in the rubble in freezing conditions.
Syria, which already has a refugee crisis after 12 years of brutal civil war, is facing particular difficulty. The area worst affected by the earthquake is split between government-held territory, controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and opposition-held territory, which borders Turkey and is surrounded by government forces.”