January 5th 2017 marks the second anniversary of the prolonged siege that has been laid by the Islamic State group on many neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor city, where the Syrian government is held responsible equally with the Islamic State group for this siege.
Justice for Life Observatory in Deir Ezzor has documented during the siege period, that started on January 5th 2015 up to date of this statement, the death of 39 civilians due to malnutrition, lack of medical equipment, medicine, and medical staff. The estimated number of besieged civilians is about 80,000. Despite the fact that humanitarian aids have been airdropped on these neighborhoods by the World Food Programme since April 10th 2016, these neighborhoods still suffer from lack of basic food items, extortionately expensive prices, and lack of medical materials due to the abuses that are practiced by the Syrian security apparatuses and allied militias, which cause that this humanitarian aid did not reach to the besieged civilians as planned.
Justice for Life Observatory in Deir Ezzor demands for;
First: These humanitarian aids shall include all food items, NFI, medical, and fuel.
Second: The UN agencies shall play their role in assessing the needs of the besieged civilians and to supervise directly on the processes of entering and distributing the aids.
Third: to put pressure on the Syrian government for halting the abuses that are practiced by the security apparatuses and allied militias during the process of distributing the aids.
fourth: To put pressure on the Syrian government for facilitating the exiting of the patients and the elderly along with who desire to leave the besieged neighborhoods.