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In Aleppo, 97 percent of the lights have gone out

In Aleppo, 97 percent of the lights have gone out

The stunning simplicity of an animated gif which clarifies the horrors in Syria. That is what Amnesty International UK did with pictures from the Wuhan University in China. Scientists analysed satellite images spanning the four years of crisis in Syria. Their study found that in all of the provinces, the levels of night-time light had declined sharply following the breakout of the conflict. The number of lights at night has fallen by 83 percent since March 2011.

Amnesty made it a signature action.

Syria: Turn the lights back on.

The same idea is used in this campaign from March earlier this year. The With Syria campaign came with this video: Afraid of the Dark. It isn’t clear of both ideas belong to the same campaign. Both are signature actions.

Via Paul de Gregorio

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