An embargo imposed by the Syrian army has put the lives of people living in the Kurdish-controlled Shehba canton, northeast Syria, in jeopardy, Hawar News reported on Tuesday.
Due to lack of fuel, the generators providing electricity to the region have stopped operating, the news site said.
The Kurdish-led administration in northeast Syria last week announced restrictions on the operating hours of the generators and the supply of clean water on 29 April. Subsequently the electricity was cut entirely.
Some 76 generators have been placed in the area in order to provide electricity to residents, to replace the power lines which were destroyed during civil war in Syria. Water is also supplied with the help of 174 vehicles, which cannot operate without fuel.
Garbage collection in the canton close to Turkish controlled Afrin has also been disrupted due to the embargo.
The Shehba region, which is home to a population of more than 200 thousand people, also hosts five refugee camps established for families that left Afrin, following Turkish occupation in 2018.