For the fifth day | Over 170 bakeries in Deir Ezzor out of service after having run out of flour • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

For the fifth day | Over 170 bakeries in Deir Ezzor out of service after having run out of flour

Areas in northern and eastern of Syria are suffering lack of bread, due to lack of flour and high production cost, with inability of Security Forces to stop smuggling of flour to areas not controlled by SDF.

172 bakeries in several villages and areas in Deir Ezzor stopped working for the fifth consecutive day, coinciding with deteriorating humanitarian situation.

The Economic Authority of Deir Ezzor Council stopped distributing of flour to bakeries for a week, where bakeries consume 200 tons of flour comprising 60% yellow corn, 35% wheat and 5% imported flour daily to produce bread.

This came after flour ran out from warehouses northern and eastern of Syria, according to manager of the mills.

Bread crisis is escalating, coinciding with the rise in the price of flour and wheat all over the world, where managers of bakeries couldn’t buy flour from markets.

It is worth noting that the price of a bag of flour of 50 kilograms increased to nearly 120,000 Syrian Liras from 105,000 Syrian Liras.

Residents of Deir Ezzor were forced to buy tannour bread from markets, where the higher demand on tannour bread raised the price of one loaf to 500 Syrian Liras, forcing poor families to make bread in their houses by primitive methods.

Deir Ezzor Council issued a resolution on April 11, to reduce the share of flour for families in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside by 25%.

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