Afrin and Shehba Autonomous Administration calls on Damascus to lift embargo

Afrin and Shehba Cantons Autonomous Administration called for the lifting of the embargo imposed by the Damascus government.

Afrin and Shehba Cantons Democratic Autonomous Administration members made a statement demanding to end the embargo imposed by the Damascus government to allow aid to reach the earthquake victims.

Co-chair Cemal Reşid read the statement made in the Serdem Camp square in Ehdas district.

Reşid expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the earthquake and wished the injured a speedy recovery. He said that the citizens living in the Afrin region suffered a lot from the earthquake and added that 10 people were injured, 2 of them seriously, in Shehba. The injured were taken to hospitals in Aleppo.

Reşid noted that the embargo imposed by the Damascus government made the living conditions of the people twice as difficult, making it impossible to find fuel and medicine, along with basic goods.

Reşid said: "As the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Afrin and Shehba Cantons, we helped the victims with all our means, despite the heavy embargo imposed on us. We call on the government to allow human rights organizations to get through and to lift the embargo so that aid can be delivered to the victims.”