A brief report on the recent developments in the town of Kanaker in the western countryside of Damascus

The Syrian government siege on the town of Kanaker in the western countryside of Damascus which started on Monday, 21 September 2020 continues until the moment. It aims to pressure the people of the town to hand over the wanted ones to the government following protests in the town.

The center for documentation of violations have received urgent emergency appeals from inside the town to act in order to save the lives of the remaining civilians under siege as the humanitarian situation had reached a dangerous level of deterioration, and a serious human catastrophe is threatening the lives of thousands of civilians who are now facing the risk of getting arrested by the Syrian government forces in case of invasion, alongside the absence of medical and relief materials as a result of the intensification of the siege and the complete general shut down in times when some areas of Damascus suburbs, including Kanaker, are witnessing a widespread of COVID-19 and many deceases were registered.

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