Anas al-Basha


Age: 24

Syrian social worker and center director at Space for Hope, considered as one of many unheralded local initiatives operating against the odds to provide civil society services to Syria's war-torn opposition areas that supports 12 schools and four psychosocial support centers in eastern Aleppo, providing counseling and financial support for 365 children who have lost one or both parents in a now largely bombed-out enclave, and who was also a joker who dressed as a clown to cheer up Aleppo's traumatized children.

Cause of Death: Killed in a presumed Russian missile strike

Born: 1992

Died: November 29, 2016

Mashhad, Syria