The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held a virtual meeting with the Association of IDP in Southern Syria to listen to their demands and needs with the two sides discussing the situation in the southern region and the Assad regime’s and its allied Iranian militias’ continued crimes against civilians.
The meeting brought together SOC’s President, Nasr Al-Hariri, Coordinator of the SOC’s Office of Refugees and IDP Affairs, Amal Sheikho, members of the General Assembly, Adnan Rahmoun, Walid Ibrahim, and Imad Barho.
Al-Hariri talked about the SOC’s plan of action aimed at improving the living conditions of the Syrian people; enabling the Syrian Interim Government to efficiently manage the liberated areas; and strengthening relations with the United Nations as well as friendly and sisterly states.
Al-Hariri pointed out that the SOC is working on reaching out to all Syrian political parties and blocs as well as strengthening cooperation with revolutionary institutions and actors.
Al-Hariri gave an overview on the latest developments in the political process and the results of the latest round of talks by the Constitutional Committee in Geneva. He emphasized that the Assad regime and its backers are still refusing to seriously engage in the political process due to the lack of an international will to exert pressure on the Assad regime in this regard.
The two sides also discussed the conditions of the people displaced from the southern region to northwestern Syria. Members of the Association talked about their work and efforts to create an entity that brings together and represents the IDP and makes their voice heard loud and clear.
They indicated that their work includes tracking the number of people displaced from southern Syria; identifying their places of residence; identifying their most urgent needs, highlight their suffering; and ensuring their right to participate in the critical issues affecting the course of the revolution and the future of the country. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)