The number of internally displaced persons has alarmingly spiked making it impossible for local organizations and committees to cover their needs. The number has risen from 3.5 million according to the latest statistic by the Syrian Network for Human Rights issued in early October 2012 to reach around 4.8 million by early December 2012. The bulk of IDPs in the past month came from Aleppo due to the increase in random bombardment by Meg warplanes using explosive barrels. According to SNHR member in Aleppo, the occupancy rate dropped to as low as 4% in some neighbourhoods as most of the residents fled their homes in fear for their lives and the lives of their families. In Homs, on the other hand, many neighbourhoods remain completely deserted such as al-Qusour neighbourhood which has been almost completely destroyed.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights has been able to confirm and document that the Syrian regime has arrested no less than 194,000 Syrian citizens since March 2011. Those include around 9,000 people under 18 and 600 women.
The figure also includes no less than 60,000 cases of forced disappearance which refers to cases where persons are arrested, detained, or abducted by a state or political organization or by authorization, support or disregard of such action by such bodies who subsequently refuse to acknowledge such act or provide information about those persons’ status or location in order to deprive them from legal protection for an extended period of time.
Comprehensive death toll of the Syrian casualties killed by the Syrian regime since the beginning of the revolution to the end of July, 31/07/2012)
July is considered to be the bloodiest month with at least 3643 victims that are documented with names, places, and photos; amongst the victims:
Syrian Network for Human Rights Violation Report for Monday, 30 July, 2012
Anas, born in 1993, is a first year business administration student at al-Qalamoun University. He is from Homs and lives in al-Hamra neighborhood. He had been one of the most prominent activists in the city of Homs; he filmed many footages and sometimes he had taken care of the live broadcasting device.
Jameel has been born in 1995 in al-Qaboun neighborhood in Damascus. He lives in an ancient small Arabic house facing the neighborhood’s water tank. Jameel is the breadwinner of his family, his mother and three sisters who are younger than him. His father had passed away in 2010, so Jameel had to work to meet the needs of his family.
To report situation on ground on Syrian lands, media activists are killed one after another, the story of Umar al-Ghabtawi, a videographer:
Umar al-Ghantawi is 18 years old young man from the city Homs. At the beginning of the revolution, he left his work as a mobile phone technician and started his activities as a media activist for the Syrian revolution. He filmed and shot hundreds of videos and pictures that document the crimes perpetrated by Assad’s regime on a daily basis hoping that they will appeal to world and humanity conscience.
Assad’s regime kills media activists to conceal the truth; Latakia media activist, Alaa Umar Jumaa
They hate truth; therefore, they kill and shed the blood of the Syrian people.
Alaa Jumaa is 23 years old young man from the village of Istirba in which streets the most beautiful protests in the neighbourhood of Ar-Raml al-Janoubi marched. He sent documentations, videos, of these protests to media outlets spreading the name of his coastal city in the whole world that finally heard of this great city that has been obscured during the reign of Assad’s family.
When Assad’s regime army raided the area, Alaa videographed the most important scenes of gunfire, shelling, the wounded, tanks raids in Ar-Raml al-Janoubi neighbourhood.
Palestinian Nationals’ death toll during the Syrian Revolution … One Strife for freedom and self-determination