The Last Sanctuary In Aleppo. A Remarkable True Story Of Courage, Hope And Survival

Aljaleel Alaa, Darke Diana

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Headline
Publisher Place: Uk
Publisher Year: 2019
Edition: First Edition

Description: 270 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page.

Publishers Description: The remarkable true story of a Syrian ambulance driver, who built a cat sanctuary in war-torn Aleppo. When the Syrian civil war forced the people of Aleppo to flee their homes, thousands of the citys pets were abandoned. Heartbroken by the desperate situation, ambulance driver Alaa Aljaleel vowed to stay behind, caring for the children and pets caught in the crossfire. He built a cat sanctuary for Aleppos helpless creatures, and named it after his kitten Ernesto, who he had rescued from the streets of rubble. It became a place of escape and tranquility for children living through the bombardment, and Alaas extraordinary courage and dedication to caring for those less fortunate than him touched the hearts of people all around the world. Through the kindness of strangers who had heard about his story online, Alaa was able to feed thousands of local families and save hundreds of animals. But when a bomb destroyed their little refuge and Alaa made a perilous escape from Aleppo, he vowed not to give in on his dream, and returned to Aleppo to rebuild his sanctuary, where it thrives to this day. The Last Sanctuary In Aleppo is an extraordinary modern day war story, providing both a shocking insider account from the siege of Aleppo as well as heartwarming tale about how one persons actions can make a difference against all odds. About the Author Alaa Aljaleel is an electrician turned ambulance driver from Aleppo. Since the Syrian civil war broke out, he has been working tirelessly to save the lives of both people and animals, and is the founder of Ernestos House, a sanctuary for abandoned animals in Aleppo. Industry Reviews The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo is a gentle, easy read... awe-inspiring and heart- warming... The tragic stories are leavened in part by Aljaleels gentle sense of humour. - The National (AE)The cat man of Aleppo, Mohammad Aljaleel, touched the hearts of millions - BBC News

ISBN: 9781472260567


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