This 360-Degree Video of War-Torn Syria Puts the Reality Back in Virtual Reality

News-slash-activism site RYOT aims to link every single story to an action, guiding readers impassioned by their articles to the agencies and appeals that are trying to improve the endings.

The above video, filmed by RYOT Global Editor Christian Stephen, gives an interactive peek into the Syria’s largest city—Aleppo.

RYOT stated, “Where traditional video opened up a window to the outside world, virtual reality now holds the promise of tearing down the walls altogether, immersing you in distant realities like never before. ‘Welcome to Aleppo’ is a journey into Syria’s largest city, one of the longest inhabited cities in the world that now lies as cratered shell of the vibrant metropolis it was before civil war tore the country in two.”