Crumbling economy | Begging and unemployment phenomena spread widely in regime-controlled areas • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Crumbling economy | Begging and unemployment phenomena spread widely in regime-controlled areas

The Syrians have been still suffering from catastrophic living conditions in war-torn country, at a time when the value of Syrian pound keeps falling against foreign currency.

 

According to Syrian Observatory sources in regime-held areas, this economy hardship coincides with astronomical prices of foodstuffs and goods in markets, as well as the lack of job opportunities and low income which never meets the recent mounting inflation. These reasons helped in the spread of some phenomena like begging and unemployment in major Syrian provinces. Meanwhile, the Syrian authorities are still unable to contain the situation or find solutions that may help in securing even minimum levels of basic necessities for the Syrian citizen.

 

As living conditions of the Syrian people are getting worse in regime-held areas, the Syrian regime has acknowledged 51 registered deaths by suicide in Syria since the beginning of 2020.

 

The total number of suicides included 13 deaths of children under the age of eighteen as well as eight women, with Aleppo in the first place in terms of the number of deaths by suicide. The reasons behind these suicides have been confined to poverty and the inhumane situations which the Syrian citizen suffers from.

 

Moreover, concerns grow over “Caesar Act” impact, since it is expected that the Syrian economy crisis to be doubled as soon as the bill is implemented.

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