A new UN report said that Syrians are facing increasing suffering and hardships due to the deadly consequences of over a decade of war.
During the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council sitting from September 12 to October 7, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic released a new report on human rights in Syria.
Paulo Pinheiro, the commission chair, launching the latest 50-page report covering January 1 to June 30, said, “Today, Syrians face increasing and intolerable hardships, living among the ruins of this lengthy conflict.”
Pinheiro stated, “Millions are suffering and dying in displacement camps, while resources are becoming scarcer and donor fatigue is rising. Syria cannot afford a return to larger-scale fighting, but that is where it may be heading.”
Civilians living in the border regions of Syria are frequently targeted by forces affiliated with the Bashar al-Assad regime, the new report expresses.
The report also indicates, “Russia is still actively supporting the Syrian Government, particularly concerning airstrikes that have killed civilians and targeted food and water sources, including a well-known water station serving over 200,000 people.”