Crimes against humanity | A man and four children displaced from Afrin die after regime forces prevented transferring them to Aleppo hospitals.
Aleppo province: SOHR activists have documented the death of four children and a man, after members of the regime-backed Fourth Division had prevented the ambulances from transferring the victims to the hospitals of Aleppo to get treated.
In this context, hundreds of Afrin residents have staged a vigil in front of the Russian post in al-Wahsheyah village, where protesters demanded the Russian forces exert pressure on regime forces to lift the stifling siege imposed on Afrin residents and to allow patients to cross into Aleppo to receivethe proper medical treatment. In addition, the demonstrators demanded the opening the road for the entry of food and relief supplies into the northern countryside of Aleppo.
The enforced displaced residents of Afrin suffer from harsh medical and living conditions, at a time when regime forces and their checkpoints continue repressing the residents and preventing the entry of medicines and oil derivatives to the area.
Regime increasing restriction on the region’s residents, including imposition of levies on food and medicine, continues for over one hundred days, despite the severe shortage of most types of medicines in pharmacies, while the only hospital serving the region is “Afrin Hospital”.
Moreover, food supplies’ prices are very high and unaffordable by many due to the large levies imposed by the Fourth Division on the vehicles transporting food, and preventing the entry of these vehicles into the area, which forces drivers to smuggle their goods.