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Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

Published : 03-01-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the Syrian authorities to control bread distribution and bread smuggling to the black market. 

A resident told AGPS that over recent years, funds have been raised by donors to cover bread expenses, including production at the local AlJalil bakery. However, civilians continue to suffer an acute shortage in bread supplies as the bakery staff have been smuggling bread to the black market.

Eye-witnesses said overnight a number of staff workers have been taking advantage of the power blackout and taking large quantities of bread packs outside the camp.

At government-subsidized bakeries a bread pack is sold at 400 Syrian pounds.

At the same time, no special anti-coronavirus measures have been taken in the area, leaving civilians at high contamination risk.

Over recent years, residents of Khan Eshieh camp have spoken up against the poor-quality bread sold in the area, saying it is unfit for human consumption and holding the government’s quality control staff responsible for the crisis.

Living conditions in Khan Eshieh have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. A transportation crisis has added bad to worse.

After eleven years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. The vast majority of families have been living below the poverty line.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12655

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the Syrian authorities to control bread distribution and bread smuggling to the black market. 

A resident told AGPS that over recent years, funds have been raised by donors to cover bread expenses, including production at the local AlJalil bakery. However, civilians continue to suffer an acute shortage in bread supplies as the bakery staff have been smuggling bread to the black market.

Eye-witnesses said overnight a number of staff workers have been taking advantage of the power blackout and taking large quantities of bread packs outside the camp.

At government-subsidized bakeries a bread pack is sold at 400 Syrian pounds.

At the same time, no special anti-coronavirus measures have been taken in the area, leaving civilians at high contamination risk.

Over recent years, residents of Khan Eshieh camp have spoken up against the poor-quality bread sold in the area, saying it is unfit for human consumption and holding the government’s quality control staff responsible for the crisis.

Living conditions in Khan Eshieh have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. A transportation crisis has added bad to worse.

After eleven years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. The vast majority of families have been living below the poverty line.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12655