Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Abdurrahman Mustafa, said that SIG’s institutions were fully prepared to cope with the bad weather conditions affecting northwestern Syria. He pointed out that SIG has already developed an emergency plan, especially in the IDP camps, whereby it kept abreast with the most urgent needs and identified the IDPs camps that could be most affected by the blizzard conditions. He added that SIG is now working to deliver urgent aid by communicating with international organizations.
Mustafa indicated that the Ministry of Local Administration and Services is closely following the situation and acting immediately as it has already sent a list of the needs and required services to several humanitarian organizations, especially the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Mustafa pointed out that although SIG did not receive an immediate response, its ministries and directorates continued their work using the available resources and in cooperation with the Civil Defense Corps and other organizations operating in the freed territories. They began delivering food aid to trapped civilians and contributing to the provision of medical services through the Ministry of Health.
Mustafa pointed out that SIG’s institutions are still working tirelessly in these areas using the available resources, adding that SIG continues to communicate with international organizations to secure civilians’ needs.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)