“Safety of journalists in Syria not guaranteed”

Thursday 19 January 2017 11:37


South African humanitarian foundation #OperationSA led by Yusuf Abramjee recently returned from war stricken Syria.(SABC)

South African journalist and humanitarian worker Yusuf Abramjee says no ones safety is guaranteed when travelling to Syria.

South African humanitarian foundation #OperationSA led by Abramjee recently returned from the war stricken country where they helped hundreds of suffering people.

He and #OperationSA distributed food, clothes, toys and stationary amongst other things to the young and old.

In light of what happened to Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria last week, Abramjee says if journalists requested that he accompany them to Syria under the guise of humanitarian work, he would refuse.

He says: “The situation on the ground is dangerous. The rebels stop you every few kilometers and question you. Its very unsafe.”

“Journalists shouldn’t risk their lives just to get the story. Safety is very important,” adds Abramjee.

Watch full interview below

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