Dr Farida is an obstetrician and gynaecologist working in a hospital in eastern Aleppo. She performs an emergency caesarean section while explaining the injuries she comes across in newborn and unborn babies. “They lose their arms sometimes,” she says. “They lose their legs sometimes. They lose their humanity here in Aleppo.” Dr Farida filmed the C-section as part of a video diary project for the BBC. She is one of 15 medics in Aleppo, who signed a letter to US President Barack Obama asking for help for the 250,000 civilians living there.