On April 15 a bomb attack struck buses that were transporting evacuees to safety from dangerous Syrian towns, reports BBC News. The attack killed 128 people, at least 68 of whom were children. The attack occurred at a transfer point for the evacuees.
As of yet, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, and it is believed that Syrian rebels are not to blame, since some of their supporters were slated to evacuate from those same Syrian towns.
Pope Francis denounced the attack in his Easter Sunday address, and called for God to “sustain the efforts of those who are actively working to bring comfort and relief to the civilian population in beloved Syria, who are greatly suffering from a war that does not cease to sow horror and death.”
The attack followed a vigil that took place in Washington, D.C. on April 13. About 100 groups met in the capital to urge President Trump to support entry of Syrian refugees into the U.S.
"As Americans, we have an incredible country, we have incredible resources, and we need to extend those to our refugee communities," said Bob Bland, co-founder of the Women's March on Washington, which helped to establish nationwide vigils for Syrian conflict on April 13.
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