President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Badr Jamous, had a phone conversation with the US Special Envoy to Syria, Ethan Goldrich, to discuss the dire humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria caused by the earthquake. Jamous emphasized that there are still hundreds of families trapped under the rubble, and the rescue teams are working tirelessly to save them. He also noted that hundreds of thousands of residents have become homeless.
Jamous stressed the urgent need for the United States to provide assistance to those trapped and to exert pressure on the United Nations to act swiftly. He expressed his disbelief at the lack of international support, despite hundreds of people still being trapped under the rubble. He also called on the US to increase its aid to civil defense and relief organizations as the need for assistance is great.
Jamous also emphasized that it is unacceptable for aid to be delivered through the hands of the Assad regime, which is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Syrians in recent years.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)