Syria faces ‘deepening humanitarian catastrophe’, says report

Syria faces ‘deepening humanitarian catastrophe’, says reportLondon, Jan 14 : Syria and the regions surrounding the country are facing a deepening humanitarian catastrophe, a new report has said.

International Rescue Committee''s (IRC) Commission on Syrian Refugees said that the two-years-old uprising and civil war to oust President Bashar al-Assad has brought the Middle East into a new `human displacement tragedy'.

The report titled `Syria: A Regional Crisis', said that `current assistance levels are drastically insufficient to address existing needs, let alone the barest requirements to respond to a lengthy humanitarian emergency and post-conflict recovery.'

The IRC's report further said that over 600,000 Syrians have fled so far to overburdened neighbouring countries, and the UN anticipates the figure could soon exceed one million if the exodus continues at its current pace of about
3,000 refugees a day.

The report says Syrian civilians are struggling to survive in communities besieged by violence, chaos and destruction.

Supplies of food, water and electricity have sharply dwindled, sanitation in many areas has halted, increasing the threat of disease, yet medical care has become scarce, the report added.

The report also details horrific levels of sexual violence, describing rape as `a significant and disturbing feature of the Syrian civil war.' (ANI)


Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate

Popular Stories

Sufi legend Begum Yaman passes away at 52

New Delhi [India], Apr 28 : Famous sufi singer and... Read More

No farmer committed suicide over drought: TN Govt. to SC

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : In a development bound... Read More

Never took studies as 'burden', says JEE 2017 topper

Udaipur (Rajsthan) [India], Apr 28 : Kalpit Veerwal... Read More

Narada sting: ED files case against TMC leaders

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : After the Central... Read More

UP STF raids petrol pumps, eight caught using cheating chip

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 : The special... Read More

UP school issues bizarre diktat: Yogi haircut

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 28 : In a... Read More