The representative of the Syrian National Coalition in France, Munzer Makhous, said that he met with local activists to discuss the establishment of a comprehensive database of people with disabilities and the injured as well as the orphaned children in Syria.
Makhous, who is also member of the Coalition’s General Assembly, pointed out that they also discussed the challenges facing the project, adding that he intends to meet and contact local and international institutions for this purpose.
Makhous also pointed out that he requested assistance in obtaining information and figures from several local and international organizations as well as from the Syrian Interim Government and the Assistance Coordination Unit. He pointed to the existence of serious challenges to the compilation of lists of people with disabilities and the orphans.
The establishment of a database will help secure support from specialized institutions and international associations, which will contribute to the provision of assistance to this important segment of society, especially in their daily lives, and enable them to engage in the community, he added.
Moreover, Makhous stressed that people with disabilities, war injuries and orphans are a vital witness to the Assad regime’s ongoing crimes against civilians, especially the shelling and targeting of medical centers, schools and public markets.
The Coalition earlier invited representatives of people with disabilities and war injuries to attend the General Assembly’s 47th ordinary session which was held late August as it stressed the need to hold perpetrators of war crimes in Syria accountable. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)