Time for compassion
It’s high time for people of the world to address the plight of civilians in Aleppo. While there are no winners in Aleppo, there are so many people who are risking their lives for each other. In the face of their suffering, we must all ask what will we do to help? It’s high time we had compassion for victims of war a world away.
Clarissa Ward is a multi-award winning senior international correspondent. For more than a decade Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to Georgia — during the Russian incursion in 2008 — and Ukraine. She has won multiple awards for her reporting including a George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, four Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award for distinguished journalism, as well as honors from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association. This year she distinguished herself with her in-depth, high-risk reporting from Syria. Today her experience brings her to stress out the importance of having compassion and empathy for victims of war a world away.