المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Lack of medical service in Jabal al-Zawiyah | Jabal al-Zawiyah families deport to north, and 8,000 families are still under bombardment

Villages and twons of Jabal al-Zawiyah have witnessed deportation flow due to the air and ground strikes that targeted areas of Ethathnyah al-Maqarat city and the military posts which pushed dozens of families to deport to the more secured areas while hundreds of families from those villages have no shelter because of the high costs of deportation.

Meanwhile, those families stayed in their houses despite lack of living conditions, especially the health services, Such villages lack medical services centers that could even provide minimum services after bombarding Mar’ayan center on September 8.

One of SOHR activists who lives in Idlib countryside said the deportation flows from southern Idlib villages have been continuous over the past few weeks to the north of Syria, where there are no places or displacement centers in light of the crowdedness of the border camps.

He added that Jabal al-Zawiyah area in southern Idlib countryside hosts large civilians who has been still insisting on staying in their houses and lands despite the escalations.

Population in southern Idlib currently are not less than 30,000 which means nearly 8,000 families have been suffering the difficulty of coping with the military escalation in their areas as well as lack of medical services in the region.

In his testimony to SOHR, one of the medical volunteers said theta the conditions have been worsening on both the civilians and the workers in the ambulance and medical rescue teams, because the regime forces deliberately repeat striking the region while the scouting drones don’t leave the space and mostly innocents and medical volunteers are murdered in the repeated strikes and the double attacks.

Villages in Jabal al-Zawiyah lack medical centers after the only medical post in Mar’ayan village has become out of service, while volunteers open a medical service with simple tools in Bezabour near Jabal al-Arba’een where the wounded have transferred to Jericho city that is 20 km far from the center and 35 km far from Idlib city.

One of the worker in the ambulance service told SOHR that the hospitals in Idlib are the destination of the ambulances despite its far distance from Jabal al-Zawiyah due to the availability of medical services and potentials not like Jericho hospitals that lacking several specialties and its work is only limited to run the basic treatments.

Population of villages and cities of southern Idlib that have been under strikes complains of the inability to deport. M.M., a male form Jericho town told SOHR that “the idea of deportation to the north of Syria currently means move from bad to worse due to the hiking expenses of renting houses and the manipulation of the displaced people by some civilians and owners of the real-estate offices.

He stressed despite living in Jericho that is under strikes, he prefers to stay other than bearing additional costs that are beyond his capabilities.

M.M. said that the humanitarian organizations bear the responsibility of securing shelters so the deported people could find houses without paying rents especially with the coming of the winter.

It is worth noting that souther Idlib countryside is locating within the De-escalation deal or what is known as Putin-Erdoghan area, that is supervised by the Turkish and the Russian sides where several Turkish checkpoints and troops are deployed while air and ground strikes not stopped and the Turkish side is just watching the massacres.

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