Mustafa Abu Arab – Hama – Horrya Press:
Residents of Shir Maghar camp, northwestern Hama, are suffering from severe shortage of drinking water, along with power outages due to intensive bombardment on the area.
The camp is located near the Turkish observation point in the village of Shir Maghar, in Jabal Shashabo area, and is inhabited by more than 400 families, displaced from Al-Ghab Plain and Jabal Shashabo.
“Muhsen Al-Muhsen”, the relief office manager in the local council of Jabal Shashabo, told Horrya Press that “the camp residents are families who refused to move to northern Syria, because they had neither means of transportation, nor the ability to rent a house there, in addition to lack of camps to resort to.”
“The civil defense teams used to provide free drinking water since the beginning of displacement three months ago. However, the water wells stopped pumping due to the power outage caused by the bombardment of the power station by Assad forces in the town of Al-Sharia in Al-Ghab Plain, which led to the destruction of two main power converters”, Al-Muhsen explained.
The official appealed to the humanitarian organizations and associations operating in the north to provide “healthy sterile” drinking water, expressing the willingness of the local council and the civil defense teams to receive and deliver them to IDPs who have been suffering from lack of drinking water for more than a week.
In his turn, Khaled Al-Fawaz, displaced from Al-Ghab Plain, explained that lack of water prevented them from bathing more than once a week, which also led to allergies and skin itching, especially among children, where he brings 20 liters of water from a nearby village, for drinking only.
It is worth mentioning that Assad forces directly targeted the power station in Al-Sharia town, which feeds the areas of Al-Ghab Plain and Shashabo Mountain, in Qalaat Al-Madiq area in the western countryside of Hama, during the recent aggression.