Immediate Release (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 -- A major water pipeline in the Syrian city of Aleppo was hit on Saturday by Assad warplanes bombing the area. Several neighborhoods in Syria’s largest city are left without drinking water. According to Syrian activist Abu Raed “Water was completely cut off in the Eastern side of the city. This is added to no electricity and an extreme shortage of water and food supplies in other neighborhoods.”
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SEO believes this significant event will exacerbate the already dire humanitarian crisis in Syria forcing many residents to flee the area and resulting in grave local and regional implications.
SEO appeals to all international humanitarian organizations to use any leverage to help deliver and re-establish uncontaminated water sources and food to the people of Aleppo.
“For over 9 weeks, the people of Aleppo have been subjected to airstrikes and bombings by the Assad regime. There were already critical shortages of food. Now, with the water supply cut, more pressure will be added to the already acute humanitarian crisis, ” said SEO board member Dr. Iyad Azrak. “Beyond the critical daily implications of residents not having a clean water supply, we are looking at the introduction and spread of infectious diseases and a spike in the number of refugees fleeing the area. We urge all international humanitarian organizations to take any and all actions to alleviate the suffering of the people of Aleppo and all Syrian cities affected by the Assad regime’s campaign of destruction of Syria and its infrastructure.”
The Syrian Expatriates Organization is a leading nonprofit organization of Syrian Americans and Syrian Canadians that reflects the diversity and talent of the Syrian nation. Its mission is to support the establishment of a free and democratic Syria. In addition, the SEO provides humanitarian relief to those in need and works to promote the social, political and economic development of Syria.