Salim Idris, the Coordinator of the Office of Refugee Affairs in the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), presented the office’s work report to the political committee. The report shed light on the conditions of Syrian refugees in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and Lebanon, Palestinian-Syrian refugees, and the aftermath of the February 6 earthquake.
The report emphasized the repercussions of international aid organizations’ withdrawal from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, particularly the World Food Organization. It also mentioned the loss of numerous teachers’ jobs due to the integration application in the education sector.
Moreover, the report pointed out the many problems faced by Syrian refugees in Lebanon, such as the economic collapse, new laws, soaring inflation, low wages, and a lack of oversight. Additionally, it highlighted the issues in refugee camps and the education sector in Lebanon.
The report covered the UNRWA appeal for early recovery from the earthquake in Syria and Lebanon, the outcome of the Palestinian-Syrian earthquake victims, and the violations Palestinian-Syrian refugees faced in Bulgaria while attempting to reach Europe.
The office’s report showed that the rate of humanitarian response in the liberated areas before the earthquake was 56.8%. It reached 48.3% for all humanitarian sectors and about 18.67% for those affected by the earthquake disaster. The report held the United Nations responsible for the low response rate in northwest Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)