Having reduced number of beneficiaries | Al-Raqqah civil council suspends work of humanitarian organisation • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Having reduced number of beneficiaries | Al-Raqqah civil council suspends work of humanitarian organisation

Al-Raqqah province: SOHR sources have reported that a humanitarian orgainisation operating in Al-Raqqah has reduced the number of poor families benefiting from financial support provided by this organisation, which triggered anger among poor and medium-class families. Meanwhile, Al-Raqqah civil council interfered and suspended the work of that organisation and started reevaluation of its activities following criticism by residents who called for revoking the decision of reducing the number of beneficiaries.

 

According to SOHR sources, the organisation has excluded 247 poor and medium-class families, depriving them from receiving financial support.

 

Speaking to SOHR, an activists known by his initials as A. S. working under the initiative of “Sane’ Al-Ma’rouf” says, “the areas of Al-Mukhtalatah and Al-Mashlab, which host the poorest families in the city,  are known for their high population density. Those families are in need for relief and financial support, and the exclusion of those families are injustice. Many rich families, who do not need support, have benefited from the support provided by the organisation at the expense of the poor families.”

 

In order to avoid problems and reach a solution for the poor families, the head of the bureau responsible for organisations and the head of the social affairs committee in Al-Raqqah started an investigation about the organisation’s activities, so that they can reevaluate its work. However, the outcomes of this investigation remain unknown.

 

It is worth noting that Al-Raqqah hosts 58 refugee camp accommodating hundreds of families from different Syrian provinces, while families in these camps are struggling with extreme poverty, because of indifference and inaction by humanitarian and international organisations.