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Kassioun Editorial 1070: The Entity’s Crisis and Our Crisis!

Shireen’s assassination and the subsequent attack on her coffin, then the reactions thereto, constitute one aspect of a broader and more comprehensive picture of the existential crisis the “Israeli entity” is experiencing.

A Long Time Ago: The State Apparatus Stopped Paying Real Wages

In the previous issue 1064, Kassioun newspaper published the index of Kassioun for the cost of living at the end of March 2022, in which it showed that the average cost of living for a Syrian family of 5 is 2.8 million Syrian pounds. It increased by about 833,405 Syrian pounds from the average cost that was recorded in the beginning of the current year. This has not been farfetched to millions of Syrians who are witnessing a daily and aggravated increase in the prices of basic food commodities necessary for their survival. 

Kassioun Editorial 1069: Sanctions’ Donors and “Normalizing” the Catastrophe!

On the 9th and 10th of this month, the sixth edition of the Brussels Conference for the “international donors of Syria” will be held. While this edition does not differ much from its predecessors with regard to its “symbolic” financial pledges compared to the catastrophic situation of Syrians, as well as the declining level of actual implementation compared to the pledges, not to mention the ambiguity of the spending mechanisms and its recipients, it does differ in two main things:

Kassioun Editorial 1068: Deterioration of Syrian Working Class Conditions

International Labor Day comes at a time when the Syrian working class is at its poorest and most oppressed conditions. While this holiday, in its Syrian dimension, does not bring any joy, especially for the Syrian worker, it more intensively carries the struggle and revolutionary values needed for the radical change of the catastrophic reality this worker is living, and such is the tragic reality of his country.

2.8 Million: The Average Cost of Living for a Syrian Family at the Beginning of Ramadan 2022

At the beginning of Ramadan 2022, the average cost of living for a Syrian family of 5 has exceeded 2.8 million Syrian pounds according to Kassioun index. It is an unprecedented increase within a record period of time that threatens millions of Syrians who are witnessing a catastrophic gap between the costs of living and the minimum wage of Syrian workers, which remains at the threshold of 92,970 Syrian pounds (i.e., less than half of the cost of the minimum amount of food per working individual alone)! 

Kassioun Editorial 1066: Electrifying the Country

 Not dealing with the electricity crisis as a priority rises to the level of national irresponsibility, as it contributes effectively to emptying the country of its people, perpetuating division, additional deterioration of living standards, and the Zionist plans for the country and its people.

Only A Quarter of Government Spending is Left for Education

Like other Syrian fields of activity, the sector of education with its two sides – education and higher education – has deteriorated rapidly throughout the years of the crisis. Apart from occasions’ slogans about the importance of the education sector in the country, figures reveal a disastrous decline at all levels in this sector, including government spending on it, which kept rapidly shrinking and reducing until we reached a point where the government (discretionary) spending on the education sector in 2021 has not even reached a quarter of what it used to be in 2010. 

Syria’s Children: Millions of People in Need and Coercive Engagement in Labor Market

Eleven years after the crisis erupted in the country, its disastrous impacts have affected the entire society, and of course, children were the most vulnerable and fragile segment. The crisis and its repercussions have left millions of children in need, who are obliged to coercively engage in labor market to fill part of the huge gap between wages and the minimum of food and living costs. Meanwhile, the vast majority of these children live in unsuitable environments and consequences that threaten them with negative social impacts that may expand to a minimum of two generations.

The Continuously Growing Destitution in Syria

Eleven years after the outbreak of the crisis in the country, humanitarian needs are still aggravating in Syria, given the long-term consequences of the wide spread destruction of infrastructure across the country. In addition to the acceleration of the economic downturn that began before the crisis erupted, and grew in frequency during it, causing Syria to become the country with the most internally displaced people in the world.

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