Damascus govt's blockade exacerbates suffering of Shahba people
Life has almost completely stopped in Shahba as a result of the siege imposed by the Damascus government, with the entry of ovens the lowest production capacity due to the loss of fuel (diesel). Hospitals and medical points are on the verge of going out of service.
Damascus government forces have imposed a stifling siege on Shahba areas for a year, and do not allow basic materials and fuel to enter the region. As a result of the shortage of materials and fuel, all service and civil institutions in the region have stopped, except for the ovens that operate at the lowest production capacity.
Tens of thousands of displaced people from Afrin live in tents erected after the Turkish occupation of Afrin canton in Shahba, amid the difficult conditions they suffer from due to the siege.
Hospitals in Shahba are also suffering from the consequences of the siege, and pharmacies and medical points lack the necessary medical medications for citizens.
Service vehicles in the Shahba areas were forced to stop working as a result of the loss of diesel fuel, and the area is in complete darkness as a result of the diesel fuel being cut off from the generators that supply those areas with electrical current.
Most of the markets in Shahba lack basic food supplie, especially infant formula.
The siege has burdened the displaced people of Afrin and the resistant residents of Shahba in the face of the attacks of the Turkish occupation state, which bombs the region on an almost daily basis.