Here’s Everything We Know About the Syrian Child Pulled From Aleppo
Warning: This article contains images readers may find distressing.
— مركز حلب الإعلامي (@AleppoAMC) August 19, 2016
On Wednesday, a military airstrike took place in the rebel-held neighborhood of Qaterji in Syrian city Aleppo. During this particular strike, eight people died, five of whom were children. At least 12 others were injured. Among them, five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who you see above.
The haunting photo (which is a still from a video released by Aleppo Media Centre) was taken just after Omran was pulled from a collapsing building. According to CNN, it took nearly an hour to dig Omran out from underneath the rubble. During the video shot by Mahmoud Raslan, Omran does not cry or really react at all. Instead, he simply sits in shock covered in rubble and blood.
— ALBAIH (@khalidalbaih) August 18, 2016
It has since been discovered that the boy’s sister, three siblings (ages who are one, six and 11-years-old) and parents were also rescued from the building. All of their wounds were minor. Omran was taken to a hospital known as “M10,” treated for his head wounds and has since been released.
Mahmoud Raslan recently penned a firsthand account of Wednesday night for the Telegraph. In the article, he recounts what it was like to film Omran. He writes, “I thought of my seven-day-old baby girl. I thought to myself it could be her. It could be any child in Aleppo or Syria […] Today when I woke up to see the whole world using the photo and talking about it I thought to myself, I hope all photos of children and attacks in Syria go viral so the world knows what life is like here.”
Omran’s case is tragic but sadly not uncommon. More than seven million Syrian children have been affected by the war. Head over to Save the Children’s website to see how you can help the crisis.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)