The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

As promotional campaign for “Bashar al-Assad” for upcoming presidential elections continues | Syrian pound’s value hits new record low, and queues continue outside bread bakeries

As the Syrian pound keeps plummeting, it hits a new record low today against foreign currency as follows:

  • In Damascus: the selling rate is 3,490 SYP and the buying rate is 3,455 SYP against the dollar, while 4,250 SYP for selling and 4,202 SYP for buying against the euro.
  • In Idlib and Aleppo countryside: the selling rate is 498 SYP and the buying rate is 491 SYP against Turkish lira.

On the other hand, the price of one gram of 21 carat gold has reached 177,556 SYP per gram in Damascus.

Meanwhile, the bread crisis continues in all areas under the control of the Syrian regime, as Syrian civilians continue waiting in humiliating queues for geeing bread. It also coincided with ongoing campaigns by the Syrian regime’s supporters to promote Bashar al-Assad in the upcoming presidential elections, to be held in the next few months.

SOHR has listed the prices of some essentials in regime-controlled areas as follows:

  • Lamb: between 20,000 to 25,000 SYL per kilo, which equals to $7,289
  • Beef/veal: between 13,000 to 17,500 SYL per kilo, which equals to $5,102
  • Chicken: between 6,300 to 7,200 SYL per kilo, which equals to 2,099
  • Sugar: 1800 SYL, equivalent to $0.525
  • Short rice: 1900 SYL, equivalent to $0.554
  • Long Rice” 3500 SYL, equivalent to $1.02
  • Sunflower oil 6000 SYL per litre, equivalent to $1.749
  • Tea: 21,000 SYL, equivalent to $6,122
  • Coffee: 11000 SYL, equivalent to $3.207
  • Pasta: 2000 SYL, equivalent to $0.583