Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:03

Local Council in Qala’at Al-Madiq Urges Humanitarian Assistance for Newly Displaced People

The local council in the town of Qala’at Al-Madiq in rural Hama on Tuesday appealed to humanitarian and relief organizations to urgently provide aid to civilians who have been recently forcibly displaced from different parts of Syria.

Recent months have seen large-scale mass forced displacement of civilians by the Assad regime, Russia and Iran, especially from the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, and northern rural Homs and the adjacent southern rural Hama.

The Syrian Coalition earlier warned that plans to bring about demographic change in Syria are intended to serve Iran’s expansionist project in the region.

"The local council and services bodies in Qala’at Al-Madiq have become unable to cope with the increasing number of the new arrivals especially as the aid groups cannot provide all the new arrivals with shelters and essential services,” the council said in a statement Tuesday.

The council added that "hundreds of households who have been uprooted from their lands and homes are living in inhumane conditions and awaiting to be transferred to shelters. The arrival of the displaced people coincided with the onset of the holy month of Ramadan and rising temperatures, which has further exacerbated their suffering.”

On Tuesday, some 1,900 people have arrived in Qala’at Al-Madiq northwest of Hama coming from northern rural Homs and southern rural Hama.

The Syrian Coalition called on the international community to put an end to violations against civilians as it called for activating the international neutral mechanism to hold perpetrators of war crimes in Syria to account. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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