المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Dire living conditions | Half-naked girl walks on Aleppo al-Shahba’s streets, amid growing popular discontent over the regime’s failure to find solutions to crises

Social media users shared a video showing a half-naked girl on a street in Aleppo, which is under the control of the Syrian regime. The video shows the girl standing in front of a shop. According to local sources, the girl was unaware of what she was doing because of the tragic living conditions. Several passers-by have witnessed the incident, where a lady spoke in the video saying: “send the video to the government to let them see that people can’t take this situation anymore”, referring to the dire situations that civilians are going through in the regime-held areas in different provinces.

This comes in light of the collapse of the economy and extreme poverty in all regions along with endless crises, including fuel, bread and many more, while the regime government failed to find solutions to these crises, especially with the scarcity of jobs and low wages.

On April 7, SOHR sources said that the fuel crisis continued in all areas under the control of the Syrian regime, where the consequences of this severe crisis are seen in all aspects and sectors of life in the regime-held areas, while the ultimate losers are the Syrian civilians. The impacts included water outages, public transport disruption, power outages for more than 20 hours a day, employees can’t go to their work, ambulances were stopped, and services were suspended by up to 90%, amid government silence, justifying this by stating that the crisis is caused by “the theft of Syrian oil by SDF and American forces.”

Meanwhile, SOHR activists have monitored water outages throughout the regime-held areas for long periods, and lack of water in other areas as there is no fuel to operate water plants, forcing residents to buy water from mobile tanks, while people in rural areas extract water from wells through primitive ways.

As for fuel crisis, the long queues of cars and vehicles at gas stations continue despite the new mechanism pursued by the regime authorities, in addition to the overcrowded bus stops due to lack of public transport. Many employees and workers stopped going to their work because of the great difficulty in finding a public transport, and high fees of private transport.

Moreover, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored long queues of people outside bread bakeries, where queues at some bread bakeries in the regime-held areas reaches 4 km long.

Reliable sources have reported that the prices of medicine in regime-held areas, have noticeably increased, along with the lack of many kinds of medicine in pharmacies, including medication for cardiovascular disease, kidney diseases, hypertension, diabetes and some of children’s medicines.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) renews its calls for international organizations to help civilians in the Syrian regime-held areas, as not everyone can flee or take refuge. Where the situation has become unbearable and the conditions that SOHR monitors and tracks there are inhuman.

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