Summary of the Humanitarian conditions in Thiban township/Al-Tayyana town between 1 and 7 August 2017

Background:

Al-Tayyana town is located in eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province north of the Euphrates River, 60 Km away from the center of Deir Ezzor city, and it belongs to Thiban township, with a population of 13 thousand before the beginning of the protests, but now between 9000 and 9500 inhabitants.

 illustrative map of Al-Tayyana town position east of Deir Ezzor

The military operations:

The US-led coalition warplanes targeted the oil refineries depriving thousands of civilians of electricity:

Al-Tayyana town has seen intensive flying by the reconnaissance aircrafts most likely by the US-led coalition in the first week of August, on the dates of 2 and 5 of August warplanes likely belong to the US-led coalition targeted the oil refineries and tankers in the desert of the town with machine guns without any casualties.

The power was cut in Al-Tayyana and Thiban generally, since Al-Omar oilfield stopped supplying the areas of Deir Ezzor with electricity due to the repeated shelling by the warplanes of the US-led coalition.

The electricity outage led to the suspension of the water station which is working at a rate of 8 hours every three days which forced people to depend on house wells and buying water to make up the severe lack of water, each barrel of water coasts between 750 and 1000 sp.

The increasing  prices of food:

the prices of food are very high due to the ongoing clashes on the roads leading to Deir Ezzor province which prevented the cars carrying food from getting to it.

The Dollar exchange rate reached 530 sp per 1 Dollar.

The prices of food as follows:

After the rise in the prices Before the rise in the prices The food
19000 11500 Flour (50 kg)
1000 450 Sugar (1kg)
850 Between 400 and 600 Rice (1kg)
1500 1150 Chicken(1kg)
2700 2200 Red meat

The Fuels:

The fuels are available because there are primitive refineries in Deir Ezzor, the prices of fuels as follows:

The price in Syrian pound The fuel
150 Diesel oil
200 kerosene
250 Gasoline

The displacement of civilians :

The displacement of civilians has increased after the Islamic state imposed the conscription on the Men between 20 and 30 years old.

Some families are being delayed from getting out due to the prevention by the Islamic state,the tighten security and the high cost of smuggling, each person has to pay 400 Dollars if he wants to get out, on the other hand…the Islamic state group hasn’t recruited any young men from the town till this day.

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