Damascus, SANA- People’s Assembly called on the international community to immediately and urgently lift the unjust siege and unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people, and to provide a hand to limit the effects of the devastating earthquake that hit the country.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Assembly called on all UN member states and all regional and international federations and parliamentary bodies and international and regional organisations concerned with human rights to assume their moral and humanitarian responsibilities and adhere to the charters and principles of the UN and the Human Rights Charter, as well as what is stipulated in the articles of international humanitarian law and to exercise all forms of pressure on the governments of the countries that contribute in imposing blockades and unjust measures on the Syrian people, especially the US and the West, calling for lifting them immediately and supporting the efforts made by the Syrian government to limit the effects of this disaster and take immediate, urgent and effective action to help and break the unjust siege imposed on the Syrian people to overcome the effects this humanitarian ordeal, as soon as possible.
“The devastating earthquake left behind hundreds of victims and thousands of injured, in addition to the displacement of a large number of families from their areas of residence, in addition to demolition and cracking of thousands of buildings and houses, and severe damage to vital facilities and infrastructure”, the statement noted.
The statement pointed out that what Syria has been suffering from terrorist war for more than 11 years, as well as unilateral economic blockade, and unfair coercive measures that included the economic, social, health, educational, and living aspects of the Syrian citizen’s life, which greatly weakened the system of local capabilities with all its elements and components, and negatively affected the evacuations, rescue, relief and first aid operations and the attempts to overcome the repercussions of this tragedy that befell the Syrian citizens in these distressed areas.
The Assembly send copies of the statement to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk and many other officials.
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