In light of the tragic conditions civilians trapped in the besieged district of Alwaer, Homs, are facing, the Syrian Coalition called upon the UN Security Council to take concrete action in order to ensure the full enforcement of its resolutions on Syria. The Coalition stressed the importance of enforcing UN Security Council resolutions, especially UNSCR 2139, with provisions demanding the protection of civilians and lifting the blockades on the besieged areas across Syria.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Coalition said that the district of Alwaer in Homs has been suffering a suffocating siege by regime forces for nearly three years now. In addition to the siege, regime forces have recently escalated the bombing of residential neighborhoods in the district with tanks and mortar shells as well as rockets.
Regime forces have also recently tightened the siege in spite of repeated calls and appeals by the residents to lift the siege on the district.
“International humanitarian organizations, especially the International Committee of the Red Cross, need to assume their duties without delay. The fate of residents of Alwaer and the hundreds of thousands of Syrians trapped in the besieged areas must not be left in the hands of the Assad regime,” the Coalition stressed.
The medical office of the Free Council of Homs Governorate has signaled alarm about a looming disaster due to lack of basics, especially medical equipment and supplies. The office warned that power outages are threatening the lives of dozens of patients in the district.
Fuel needed to run generators in hospitals is about to run out, the office warned, as regime forces continue to block the entry of medical supplies into the besieged district. (Source: Syrian Coalition)