The Syrian NGOs Association (SNA) held a sit-in protest on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day to protest against the continued bombardment and shelling on the de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria and the targeting of humanitarian workers.
Humanitarian workers have become a constant target for the Assad regime and Russia air forces which directly target healthcare centers and ambulances.
The Syrian Civil Defense on Sunday said that two of its volunteers were injured in Russian airstrikes in rural Idlib. Aerial and ground shelling by the Assad regime and its Russian ally have killed and injured dozens of humanitarian workers in recent weeks.
SNA comprises more than 22 of the biggest humanitarian organizations operating in northwestern Syria.
The United Nations earlier condemned the bombing campaign being launched by the Assad regime and Russia in the Idlib and Hama provinces and which killed many humanitarian workers. It called for sparing medical and humanitarian personnel, their means of transport and property as well as hospitals and other medical centers in accordance with international humanitarian law.
The UN Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Mark Cutts, on Thursday said that rescue and humanitarian workers risk their lives every day to help the civilians trapped in Idlib and Hama. He stressed that the death toll is increasing daily as a result of the relentless bombing campaign by the Assad regime and its allies.
The World Humanitarian Day, which falls on August 19, is dedicated to pay tribute to the efforts of aid workers who risk their lives to save others. On this day, support is being mobilized around the world for people affected by crises. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)