المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Between knife of rising princes and altar of hard living conditions | regime areas suffer in absence of governmental media channels

On June 20, 2021
Syrian regime-controlled areas still witness crises of public transportation due to its reduced number and shortage of fuel provided by the regime government, and the people still suffer sharp rise in the private transportation means wages.
It is worth noting that cost of using private car from an area to other costs nearly 6,000 Syrian Lira, which is equivalent to 2,000 US dollars which doesn’t match income of employees. An average of an employee income ranges between 50,000 to 80,000 Syrian Lira (nearly 24,000 US dollars) while other crises like electricity blackout for long hours, the house fuel problem, and hiking prices of the basic commodities prices continue.
On June 12, SOHR activists reported deteriorating bread crisis across regime-held areas, Aleppo city in particular, as civilians were seen awaiting for hours in long lines in front of bread bakeries. Meanwhile, many civilians have been forced to buy their bread from black market, which has made these civilians shoulder extra burdens, especially since the price of a pack of bread has risen from 900 SYL to 1,500 SYL.
On the other hand, all areas under the control of the Syrian regime are suffering form acute lack of natural gas, as the government is unable to secure the residents need of gas, at a time when a gas cylinder is sold in black market at a very high price which approximates 35,000 SYL.

Moreover, regime-held areas are still struggling with poor transportation services due to the low amounts of state-subsidized fuel allocated to public means of transportation as well as the high costs of traveling by private means of transportation.

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