Charles Lister

Who cares about Syria’s earthquake victims?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits neighbourhoods affected by an earthquake in the northern city of Aleppo (Photo by AFP via Getty Images)

At 4 a.m. on Monday, when the earthquake hit, most of the 4.5 million people living in northwestern Syria were asleep. Thousands of buildings collapsed, burying their residents alive.

The majority of those living in this small corner of Syria had already been displaced from their homes in other parts of the country by the civil war.

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