المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Chronic crises in regime-controlled areas | Electricity hardship…increase in hours of rationing…unaffordable prices of basic products

A stifling electricity hardship is hitting throughout regime-controlled areas in light of the current heat wave, as the hours of rationing have been increased to nearly 22, and reached 48 hours in other areas where electricity is available for only one hour. Accordingly, popular discontent is growing in areas under the control of the Syrian regime, especially with the astronomically inflated prices of basic products and other crises, including gas crisis and poor transportation services.

 

On June 20, SOHR sources reported that Syrian regime-controlled areas experienced 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 continued.

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