Infographics about the daily life in Eastern Ghouta

General Information about Eastern Ghouta

East Ghouta is the agricultural countryside of Damascus, 13 km north-east of Damascus. Almost two thirds of al-Ghouta (250 sq. km) is held by the opposition, and besieged by the regime. Learn more.

The Siege

Since early 2012, The regime began restricting the movement of civilians, confiscating food and arbitrarily depriving civilians from electricity and water. Learn more.

Electricity in Eastern Ghouta

The electricity was cut off by the regime even before the siege. To do laundry, you need to book time with those responsible for the electricity generators. Learn more.

Food in Eastern Ghouta

The main sources of food: agriculture, reserves by the local governance bodies and the products stocked by the merchants. Eastern Ghouta has a variety of crops but they are not nutritionally diverse. Learn more.

Health in Eastern Ghouta

Ten things you may not know about the health situation in Eastern Ghouta. Learn more.

Local Administration in Eastern Ghouta

Between 2012 and 2017, up to 26 local councils were operational providing public services and local administration (e.g. civil and property registries) to the local communities. Learn more.

Transportation and Communication in Eastern Ghouta

Transport is very difficult because fuel is very expensive. People, especially women and children, walk for hours looking for food. The cheapest kind of fuel costs between 7 and 10 USD per liter. Learn more.

Water in Eastern Ghouta

Water has been cut off by the regime. People, especially the poor, use manual water pumps, but the water is not clean. Learn more.