Organization demands urgent aid for 300,000 besieged people in Northern Homs

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 27 يناير، 2018 7:08:11 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني منظمة إغاثية

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The White Hands organization in Northern Homs and Southern Hama, Central Syria, wishes to organize emergency campaigns to provide aid for 315,000 besieged people in the area.

The Head of the organization, Sami al-Jurm, said that the needs of large numbers of families is the main difficulty in providing humanitarian action. Aid in large quantities cannot easily be provided by many organizations. Al-Jurm pointed out the need for projects that can help the families become self-sufficient instead.

Al-Jurm added that the difficulties they are facing include the rise in food prices due to the merchants’ monopoly on all goods that enter the besieged areas. Another challenge is the loyalist forces' bombing of the towns and cities in the area, which often happens during aid distribution as civilians gather to receive food baskets.

The northern outskirts of Homs host 265,000 besiged people in the areas surrounding the cities of Talbiseh, al-Rastan, Taldo, and Kafar Laha, whereas 50,000 people live in the southern outskirts of Hama, according to the Free Provincial Council of Homs.

The White Hands organization has implemented several humanitarian relief projects in the past two months, which benefited 16,000 families in the northern outskirts of Homs and the southern outskirts of Hama. The most notable projects included a wheat project that benefited farmers who own land but lack the means to produce, and the distribution of 100 liters of fuel for 1,470 families of detainees, and the provision of 26,500 bags of bread from the bakeries of al-Rastan for 20 days per month, sponsored by the Qatar Charitable organization.

In Dec. 2017, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent decreased the aid to al-Houla by 30%, and 45% for towns in Southern Hama.

The cities and towns of Northern Homs have been besieged by the loyalist forces for four years. The residents depend on the United Nations as the main source to food, however the aid provided by the UN is insufficient. The rise in fuel prices also affects the residents of Northern Homs. The fuel is necessary to keep the generators running at a time of regular power outages.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 27 يناير، 2018 7:08:11 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني منظمة إغاثية
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