المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime-held areas | Severe transport crisis continues in all Syrian cities, and Syrian pound recovers slightly against foreign currencies

The transportation crisis continues throughout the Syrian governorates, due to the lack of public transport, in light of the fuel crisis within the regime-held areas, in addition to the shortage of fuel provided by the government of the regime to public transportation, and the high fees of private transportation as they purchase fuel at double prices off the black market.

The transport crisis is concentrated in vital areas within all Syrian cities, in addition to the scarcity of public transport between rural and urban areas, which has caused suffering to people, specifically employees and university students who find themselves forced to use private cars or rent private transport cars and bear significant financial burdens in order to go to their schools, universities and work.

Separately, the Syrian pound’s value has seen a slight recovery against foreign currencies, after the rapid decline in the previous days. The exchange rate in Damascus is as follows:

  • 2,782 SYP for buying and 2,842 SYP for selling against the dollar.
  • 3,310 SYP for buying and 3,350 SYP for selling against the euro.

On November 23, SOHR sources said that the Syrian pound’s value hit a new record low against foreign currencies as follows:  

  • 2,910 SYP for buying and 2,940 SYP for selling against the dollar.
  • 3,452 SYP for buying and 3,493 SYP for selling against the euro.

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