The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Alarming increase in suicide rate | Six suicides in 72 hours in Idlib, Aleppo and Al-Hasakah

In May 2022, five people, including two girls and a child, killed themselves

SOHR sources have reported that a girl died at Darkoush hospital, west of Idlib, after taking a “gas pill” of killing insects “Insecticide” nearly a week ago in an attempt to commit suicide. The causes of the suicide remain unknown. Meanwhile, a man shot himself in Abyan Samaa’n in the western countryside of Aleppo.

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that a student at a medicine college committed suicide by hanging himself in his house in Al-Mushayrifah neighbourhood in Al-Hasakah city. However, the motives and causes of suicide remained unknown.

SOHR activists also reported that a young man attempted suicide by throwing himself from the top of a building in Azaz city in Aleppo countryside. The young man suffered serious fractures and was transported to the hospital. The reasons behind his suicide attempt weren’t identified.

Furthermore, on 2 June, a 28-year-old young man committed a suicide bombing at his house in Al-Hilaliyah neighbourhood in Al-Qamishli city. While, a 25-year-old man by hanging himself in Al-Hilaliyah neighbourhood in Al-Qamishli.

Accordingly, since early June, specifically on June 2, SOHR has documented six suicides that occurred in Idlib, Aleppo and Al-Hasakah, which left five people, including a girl, dead and a young man seriously injured.

This comes in light of the alarming increase in suicide rate across Syria, for economic, social and psychological reasons.

In May 2022, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) documented five suicides occurred in Al-Suwaydaa, Idlib, Aleppo and Al-Raqqah, which left five people, including two girls and a child, dead.

May 3: An 18-year-old young man committed suicide by hanging himself by rope in his room in Al-Shahba city in Al-Suwaydaa countryside.

May 11: A 16-year-old boy 16-year-old boy from Basqla village in Idlib countryside committed suicide in a refugee camp in Deir Hassan in north Idlib. The boy had a “rice tablet” (tablet of Aluminum Phosphide which is readily available as a fumigant for stored cereal grains) over stress and lack of awareness, which caused his death.

May 16: An unidentified girl in her twentieth committed suicide in Al-Raqqah, by throwing herself from the top of the old bridge in Euphrates River.

May 21: A young man from Maarat Al-Numan city committed suicide by taking a “gas pill,” which led to his death. The young man, who lived in Idlib, kill himself because of poverty and dire living conditions.

May 23: An 18-year-old girl committed suicide in her family house in Kafra village in Azaz countryside, north of Aleppo. The girl was found alone in the kitchen, hanged by a rope.