A delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) arrived in the town of Jinderes in northwestern Syria and called for the flow of relief aid to the area. The delegation was headed by the Secretary-General of the SOC, Haytham Rahmeh, and included members of the political committee, the coordinator of the SOC’s office in the liberated areas, and other SOC members.
They held a meeting with the local council, civil society organizations, and the Free Aleppo Provincial Council to discuss the situation in the town after the earthquake and the necessary measures needed to provide aid and support to the victims.
The attendees talked about the urgent need for practical mechanisms to provide aid, shelter, and necessary necessities such as medicine, food, and heating materials. They emphasized the importance of continuing the work of the Syrian Interim Government and local councils to assist the displaced and support the search and rescue efforts.
The attendees also denounced the attempts by the Assad regime to politicize the disaster and lift the sanctions against it, and stressed that the Western sanctions do not affect humanitarian aid. They expressed their refusal for the regime to have any role in delivering humanitarian aid, as it has committed heinous crimes against civilians and deprived them of aid in the past.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)