Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Sanctions are suffocating Syria: UN expert

After a 12-day visit, UN expert Alena Douhan calls for the lifting of US-led sanctions on Syria, where 90% of the population lives below the poverty line, 12 million grapple with food insecurity, millions are internally displaced, and electricity is scarce. The impact of the sanctions are compounded by a US military occupation of areas containing Syria’s oil and wheat. Guest: Alena Douhan. UN Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights.

Read more: “UN expert calls for lifting of long-lasting unilateral sanctions ‘suffocating’ Syrian people” https://www.ohchr.org/en/node/104160 Pushback with Aaron Maté Support Pushback: https://www.patreon.com/aaronmate ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our original journalism at Patreon: https://patreon.com/grayzone Facebook: https://facebook.com/thegrayzone Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegrayzonenews Instagram: https://instagram.com/thegrayzonenews Minds: https://minds.com/thegrayzone Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/@thegrayzone #TheGrayzone

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