The humanitarian situation:
On April 6 2017, Syrian Democratic Forces supported by International coalition besieged the city.
According to the estimations, 30 thousand people became completely besieged within the city, and isolated from the outer world due to the blockade applied by SDF and the international coalition, in addition to ISIL that prevented them from moving to territories out of its control. Those civilians are now in an urgent need to humanitarian and medical assistance after losing it for weeks due to battels and blockade undertaken since they started to run out of food; they ran out of vegetables and fuel for days, added to the lack of water.
The power was off for 17 days due to the stop of Euphrates dam to provide the service, in addition to the absence of the internet connection within the city except landline connection which is available only in some neighborhoods.