As the harvest season began in the north and east of Syria, dozens of fires broke out in agricultural crops and thousands of hectares were consumed. The Autonomous Administration officials of northern and eastern Syria and the region's residents believe that most of these fires are contagious and aim to hit the food security of the region.
Today, dozens of members of the Women's Organization of the Kurdish Democratic Progressive Party in Syria, the Union of Kurdish Women in Syria, the Sara Organization against Violence against Women and Afrin organization gathered in front of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Siyahi district of Qamishlo to submit a memorandum to the United Nations.
At the gathering, people held ears of wheat and banners with, "we want to live in safety", "the burning of our crops is a crime against humanity."
During the gathering, a member of the Central Committee of the Progressive Democratic Party in Syria, Medya Akko, read a memorandum stating that "al-Jazeera and Kobani are facing a humanitarian and economic disaster due to the fires of agricultural crops, which led to the burning of vast areas of agricultural land."
The organizations called on the United Nations, the World Food Program and United Nations relief agencies to compensate those affected by the fires.