Orgs suspended its activities in N, E Syria which increased burden on AA, UN still stick to inactive

The majority of international organizations suspended their activities in northern and eastern Syria due to the Turkish aggression on the region, which increased the burden on the institutions of the Autonomous Administration and local organizations, while the Office of Humanitarian Affairs confirmed the exit of UN agencies from the service of the displaced after the recommendations of the Syrian government.

The majority of international organizations suspended non-essential activities in northern and eastern Syria after the Turkish aggression on this region, while continuing activities under emergency and humanitarian emergencies such as providing food rations and tents, and these activities are managed from the city of Hewler in Başûr Kurdistan.

These organizations only withdrew international staff as local staff continued their work, but to a minimum, as assessed by the Office of Humanitarian Affairs and Organizations in the Autonomous Administration.

The Office of Humanitarian Affairs in the Autonomous Administration agreed with the organizations that suspended their work in the areas of northern and eastern Syria after the meeting held on the 6th of this month in the city of Derik to resume the work of these organizations gradually by sending each organization from 2 to 3 employees initially.

These organizations will operate in Derik belonging to Al-Jazeera canton and al-Raqqa city, where they will initially open their offices until the return of all their staff.

The Autonomous Administration estimated the number of displaced people from Serêkaniyê/ Ras Al-Ain and Girê Spî/ Tel Abyad to 300 thousand displaced after their occupation by the Turkish occupation army and mercenaries, while the United Nations documented 78 thousand of these and could not document the rest of the displaced because of the difficulty of the majority of them who were distributed in the villages and the countryside in the cities of al-Raqqa, al-Hassakeh and al-Tabqa.

In this regard, the co-chair of the Office of Humanitarian Affairs in the Autonomous Administration, Abdul Khader Muwahed, said during a meeting with the correspondents of ANHA agency that the greatest burden for these displaced people lies on the city of al-Hasakah because of the absence of projects of humanitarian organizations in this city, as the majority of the work of the organizations previously focused in the cities of al-Raqqa, al-Tabqa and Deir-ez-Zor.

It is estimated that the number of displaced people from the city of Ras al-Ain, who went to the city of al-Hasakah, 110 thousand displaced according to statistics of the Autonomous Administration.

The burdens that the city of al-Hasakah is currently facing are the closure of 72 schools for being used as shelters for forcibly displaced people, high food prices, and severe shortages of water and bread. Which self-management bears the bulk of them where they try to secure their needs according to their available capabilities.

One of the most important obstacles currently facing of the Autonomous Administration, according to the co-chair of the Office of Humanitarian Affairs, is the regime's stance and its denial to UN agencies of providing any assistance to the displaced or encouraging the establishment of camps for them, which increased the burden of AA.

He thanked the local organizations and associations working in the region for their great and strong role in assisting the AA in providing some services for the displaced without any international support.

Abdul Kahder did not exclude the international organizations, especially their support for the peoples of the region after being subjected to Turkish aggression and documenting Turkish violations despite the suspension of some of its activities in the region, appreciating their concern for the safety of their workers.

A member of Free Burma International was killed as a result of being targeted by the Turkish occupation, the Turkish occupation mercenaries also looted all the offices of the organizations that used to work in the area of Tel Abyad, especially medical equipment there.

It is worth mentioning that approximately 200 international and local organizations were working in the areas of northern and eastern Syria and coordinated their work with the Office of Organizations and Humanitarian Affairs.

(T/S)

ANHA

 


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