The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Acute shortage of flour | Work suspended in the only bread bakery in Al-Rukban camp for second consecutive day

SOHR sources in Al-Rukban camp have reported that work in the only bread bakery in Al-Rukban camp has been suspended for the second consecutive day in light of the lack of flour because of the siege imposed on the camp by regime forces and Iranian-backed militias. It is worth noting that flour is delivered to Al-Rukban camp with the help of smugglers from Palmyra city or T4 area, where it is sold in the camp at high prices. Many families have flour supplies, where they use rudimentary methods to bake bread instead of buy it at the bread bakery where a 600-gram pack of bread of seven loaves is sold for 2,000 SYP.


In light of the international community’s ongoing inaction towards the humanitarian disaster in the camp, SOHR sources have reported the departure of 17 families of tens of people from the camp in six batches since early August.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stresses the right of Syrian civilians in Al-Rukban camp to obtain food, drinking water and health and medical care, and calls for intensifying efforts to put an end to the sufferings of the camp’s inhabitants.


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