ِAl-Rukban camp | New families flee dire living conditions for regime-held areas with no guarantees • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ِAl-Rukban camp | New families flee dire living conditions for regime-held areas with no guarantees

Since early August 2022, 14 Syrian families flee Al-Rukban camp while international community keeps turning a blind eye to humanitarian catastrophe that hit the camp

SOHR activists in Al-Rukban camp in the desert at Syria-Iraq-Jordan border triangle have reported that new families had left the camp due to the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Al-Rukban camp.

In the early hours of Sutarday morning, two families of Al-Amor tribe left the camp for regime-controlled Homs province.

This afternoon, A batch of three families; a family from Muhin area, a family from Al-Qariatayn and a family of Bani Khalid tribe left Al-Rukban camp and headed to Homs.

Accordingly, The number of families who left Al-Rukban camp in two batches today is five and the number of families which have left Al-Rukban camp for regime-controlled Homs province since early August has reached 14 in five batches; they are as follows:

August 1: Three families; two families from Al-Fawa’arah and a family from Deir Ezzor.

August 3: Four families of Bani Khalid tribe.

August 10: Two families from Palmyra.

August 13: Two families of Al-Amora tribe.

August 13: Three families; a family from Muhin area, a family from Al-Qariatayn and a family of Bani Khalid tribe.

It is worth noting that all of those families have fled the dreadful living conditions in the camp, heading to regime-controlled areas with no guarantees protecting them from arbitrary arrest.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stresses the importance of facilitating the entry and providing services and humanitarian aid to Al-Rukban camp. SOHR also affirms the importance of ensuring basic human needs such as of food, water and healthcare are available to Syrian people in Al-Rukban camp.

SOHR calls on all the relevant organisations to allow sick people and urgent cases of the camp inhabitant to receive treatment in Jordanian hospitals and/or to open a hospital with specialised doctors inside the camp.

We, at SOHR, also call for coordinated actions by all humanitarian and legal organisations not only to alleviate the suffering of the displaced people and overcrowding in the camp but also to push influential international powers to find a lasting peaceful solution to Syria’s tragedy, a solution that enables the displaced and the deported Syrians to return to their homeland under national and international guarantees supervised by UN bodies.