Ongoing siege | Al-Rukban camp runs out of most of medicines and inhabitants appeal to humanitarian organisation to interfere
Iranian-backed militias, Russian and regime forces continue their tight siege on Al-Rukban camp for 21 consecutive days
For the 21st day in a row, Iranian-backed militias, Russian and regime forces have continued their tight siege on Al-Rukban camp in Syrian desert, near the Iraqi-Syrian-Jordanian border triangle. Meanwhile, SOHR sources have reported that no medicines have been brought to the camp for two months, while most of medicines in the camp have been depleted, along with skyrocketing prices of some available medicines. The current situation has threatened the lives of patients in the camp, especially individuals with chronic diseases. Moreover, checkpoints on the roads to the camp have prevented the entry of food as well, where they allow the entry of fodder only, let alone the acute shortage of water, especially with beginning of summer.
This comes as a part of attempts by Russian and regime forces and Iranian-backed militias to force the camp’s inhabitants leave the camp and head to regime-controlled areas.
In the meantime, inhabitants of Al-Rukban camp have appealed to humanitarian organisations to interfere immediately and left the siege imposed on the camp.
We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), warn against the repercussions of the ongoing and unjust siege imposed on Al-Rukban camp which hosts nearly 8,500 displaced Syrian people from different provinces. We also call upon all international and humanitarian organisations to exert serious efforts to deliver assistance to the camp as soon as possible.