Russia’s ambassador to the UN announced that the Syrian Government has established control of eastern Aleppo. Russia has been working with Assad, the leader of the Syrian Government, to fight against the rebelling forces. The ambassador stated that since control has been regained, humanitarian efforts are the next step in policy. It is estimated that there are still 100,000 people stuck in eastern Aleppo; it is the hope that during this ceasefire, these civilians can be evacuated. The cries for help, the deaths of many innocent civilians and children, the lack of food and drinkable water, and buildings and homes reduced to rubble have led to a clearly bleak and unlivable situation for the citizens. This article goes into further detail of the progression of the war, the effects of the war on its citizens, and how some countries have been involved.