As the exchange rate of the Syrian pound falls and with the entry of winter .. a new economic crisis chokes citizens in the Syrian regime-held areas • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

As the exchange rate of the Syrian pound falls and with the entry of winter .. a new economic crisis chokes citizens in the Syrian regime-held areas

The controlled areas of the Syrian regime witness an economic crisis coincided with continued rise in the exchange rate of the US dollar against the Syrian Pound, where the exchange rate recorded 730 SYL against the US dollar, while the US dollar in the liberated areas approximates 700 SYL, amide rise in the prices of many basic materials throughout the Syrian territory in general, while the prices of imported material has been significantly increased, amid a general state of high living costs that can not match with the average per capita income.

Meanwhile, markets in the cities under control of the Syrian regime, witness a rise in prices of meat and olive oil because of the closure of free crossing points connected with the controlled areas of Tahrir Al-Sham and the factions, as well as imposing royalties which increased the cost of goods.

This is coincided with the entry of winter, which requires heating material in addition to the usual daily expenses, it is also coincided with the return of power crisis to head the scene once again, where several provinces started to ration electricity availability time, where it reached in some provinces to 8 hours per day.

SOHR also monitored the crisis of natural gas which emerges every winter, where a 24-kilogram cylinder of gas costs 10000 SYL, which equals nearly a quarter of the salary of a government employee, a general crisis of fuel was also noticed, due to storing large amounts of fuel for the purpose of monopolizing it, and the controlled areas of the regime forces are considered fertile land for the traders affiliated with the Syrian regime to manipulate the prices.

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