The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) stressed that the Syrian people are under a serious threat of famine due to the continued deterioration of the economic conditions, the Assad regime’s clinging to power and its rejection of a political transition in the country.
Salwa Aksoy, member of the SOC’s political committee, said that the living conditions in Syria are very worrying, adding that they will not improve as long as the Assad regime rules the country with iron and fire. She said that Assad and his family have given a free hand to the militias to blackmail the Syrian people.
Aksoy called on the international community to assume its responsibilities in Syria, especially by supporting the renewal of the UN resolution on the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid, revitalizing the political process, and supporting a political transition.
The International Committee of the Red Cross warned of the seriousness of the living conditions in Syria, noting that 14.6 million people need assistance and that 90% of them live below the poverty line.
Echoing similar concerns, the World Food Program said that 12 million Syrians suffer from food insecurity, while 2.5 million are severely food insecure, with two million people at risk of food insecurity.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)