المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Bread crisis | Quality drops and bakeries stop producing bread in north-eastern Syria due to shortage of raw materials and high production costs

SOHR sources say that the regime’s bakeries in the security square in Al-Hasakeh and Al-Qamishli, stopped distributing bread in the bakeries, and distributed it to accredited vendors in the light of the bread shortages and the failure to meet the citizens’ needs, as well as the lack of its quality.

The bread pack in these bakeries is sold at 75 Syrian pounds at a weight of 700 grams, which led to the demand for the bread for use in animal feed.

The areas of “Self-Administration” suffer from the same problems due to the lack of flour, and the Hittin mill of the “Self-Administration” refrains from providing flour to the bakeries, where bakeries’ owners buy flour from the black market at a high price.

The “Self-Administration” in northern and north-eastern Syria” has issued a decree prohibiting the exportation of “wheat” to areas beyond its control, threatening to hold violators accountable.

Meanwhile, the bread price has risen to record prices due to the lack of raw materials, flour and operational cost.

Several bakeries producing this type of bread have also stopped in the city of Al-Derbasiya.

The “Joint Presidency” of the Self-Administration’s economy and agriculture department in SDF-held areas has issued a decree raising bread price from 250 SYL per pack to 500 SYL.

The decree came in a general circular issued by “Joint Presidency” of the Self-Administration’s economy and agriculture department.

The decree has been met with broad popular discontent, as the city’s residents said “the Jazeera region is the major source of Syria’s food production and covers the state’s needs of wheat, how the price of bread is risen in such region!”

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