Press Release Issued by Justice for Life Observatory in Deir Ezzor Concerning the Air Drops

We welcome the statement, that was issued by who gathered in Munich, that stated a “cessation of hostilities must be urgently implemented” and “the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid, sustained delivery of assistance shall begin this week by air to Deir Ez Zour” and “that all parties allow immediate and sustained humanitarian access to reach all people in need, throughout Syria, particularly in all besieged and hard-to-reach areas”. We call for immediate implementation in order to save the besieged civilians.

According to the estimations of ICRC, in the besieged neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor there is 183 thousand civilians, more than half of them are children and women along with 4300 pregnant women.

The most needed item that shall be entered to the besieged neighborhoods are; children milk and the consumable food items that do not need to be cooked due to the unavailability of fuel and the difficulty of getting firewood.

These neighborhoods are in severe need for the medicine of the chronic diseases such as Insulin, medication of blood pressure, heart and kidney failure along with antibiotics and sedatives. There is only one far hospital, so we demand to let specialists doctors in for treating the patients who suffer from malnutrition and who need critical care by facilitate their movement towards areas for recovery.

Depending on the previous experience in entering humanitarian aids to Deir Ezzor, either by airport or dropping them, most of those aids were taken to the regime-affiliated military sectors, besides the supervision of military and security officials on the distribution of those aids in the Red Crescent branch.

Hence, we call for the international agencies to enter to the besieged neighborhoods to assess the needs and supervise the distributions process to the besieged civilians in fair manner in collaboration with the Syrian Red Crescent in Deir Ezzor.

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