The Syrian Coalition asserted in a statement released yesterday that the Assad Regime has ” deliberately exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Syria over months of Syrian Revolution and then politicized it and adopted the rumors launched by his supporters in his official speech in a pathetic attempt to use the situation he created to perpetuate the authority of the tyrannical and totalitarian rule of the Assad family. The Assad regime claimed that “Mujahedeen from Pakistan” brought the polio virus to Syria and that they have launched a mass vaccination campaign for children.
The intent behind these allegations is quite clear. The Syrian Coalition clarified that the Assad regime is “intentionally targeting children through systematic campaigns that, according to reports by human rights organizations, resulted in the deaths of more than 10,000 boys and girls of whom nearly 400 were infants, a large number of them were summarily executed, while nearly 10,000 boys under the age of ten are still languishing in regime prisons and suffer from the most terrible types of abuse, and nearly 80 children have been killed under torture.”
The Syrian Coalition added that “the Assad regime created the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and seeks to increase the depth and impact of the bombing and the suffocating siege, and to prevent the arrival of medicine and food to wide areas in an effort to change the nature of the conflict that has been raging in Syria for more than two years.
The Early Warning Program report released by the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) said that the number of cases suspected of being polio amount to 35 cases in Deir Ezzor, the report confirmed that the ACU and “Physicians across Continents” came up with a plan for a comprehensive vaccination campaign and submitted it to international health organizations in order to obtain their support and implement the plan immediately.
The Syrian Coalition questioned the regime’s motivations related to “’vaccination campaigns’ in light of continuing killing of civilians in other parts of the country,” stressing that this campaign “seeks to cover the massacres he is committing against Syrians.” In addition, the Syrian Coalition demands that the entire world work towards alleviating the suffering for the Syrian people by all means, recalling that the politicization of the humanitarian crisis is an act practiced exclusively by the regime and its allies, and that finding a real solution requires international actors to deal with the full scene which is based on the Syrian people’s right to live in freedom with justice and dignity.
(Source: Syrian Coalition)