To date, 1.2 million people have fled their homes in Syria
and more than 294 000 have been compelled to leave the country.
The report highlights the precarious living conditions of
those forced to leave their homes. It raises serious concerns about
the availability of food, water and other basic essentials and underlines
the constant threat to the civilian population brought about by
fighting, gunfire and attacks from all sides, and the lack of adequate emergency
care, with most of the hospitals being closed.
As winter approaches, the situation of refugees in bordering
countries is also becoming critical.
The Parliamentary Assembly invites the international community
to show solidarity with the Syrians, victims of the conflict, and
neighbouring States taking the brunt of refugees. Above all, it
calls on the parties to the conflict to arrive as rapidly as possible
at a ceasefire, and to avail themselves of the good offices of the
mediator, Mr Lakhdar Brahimi.