Since March 2011, Syria has been in the throes of a Fiasco that has enforced over half of all Syrians to depart their home. An Approx of 5 million Syrians have escaped the country and more than 6 million are internally dislocated. The catastrophe is portrayed as the worst humanitarian disaster of our time with on average of 13 million people in need of aid, has Produced indescribable agony for Syrian men, women and children.
More than 580 Syrian civilians have been killed due to Airstrikes, shellings and use of chemical weapons, which includes countless children and women, in less than two weeks, Said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government has been trying to force opposition fighters out from eastern Ghouta since 2013.
East Ghouta is far away from government control in spite of being encircled and bombarded every now and then for almost five years. Now, the Syrian government and its Russian backers want the zone back at any cost.
Not next week.
Not next month.
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) February 27, 2018
The eastern Ghouta which is under the hold of the rebel, a suburb that is about 10 kilometres east of Syria’s capital city Damascus, and home to around 400,000 people is where the Syrian government started launching attacks.
The bombardment in the past 9-10 days is reported has been one of the most intense in Syria’s seven-year war, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
UN secretary-general António Guterres describing the situation in the enclave as “hell on earth.” adding “I am deeply saddened by the terrible suffering of the civilian population in eastern Ghouta – 400,000 people that live in hell on earth.”
After 7 years of conflict in Syria, the UN continues to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need while working tirelessly to bring parties to the negotiating table to end the crisis.
— United Nations (@UN) February 28, 2018
Just like rebel-held eastern Aleppo from late 2016, eastern Ghouta will become a blood-soaked war region as Assad tries to bomb it into submission.
Assad With help from Russia and Iran has twisted the war decisively in his favour, revoking the key areas in the country from rebels and Islamic State militants.
“There are even reports that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons. On Sunday, several people suffered symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine gas in eastern Ghouta, and one child was killed” according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Syrian government has consistently denied for 8 years no of using chemical weapons in the war.
On this Saturday, the UN Security Council demanded “a 30-day truce across Syria.” But the truce resolution was not upheld and the bombing is still non-stop.
But after to the point silence, the accord collapsed into renewed bombardment on Tuesday. “Not a single person inside eastern Ghouta has been evacuated from the area”, Syria’s civil defence told Al Jazeera.
Moscow and Damascus blamed rebels for the collapse of the truce on Tuesday, saying fighters had shelled a safe route intended for civilians to leave the enclave.
On Wednesday, the UN was trying to deliver aid across conflict lines to the people of eastern Ghouta, but UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said the area “has totally collapsed.”
He said that unless this changes, “We will soon see even more people dying from starvation and disease than from the bombing and the shelling.”