Having no guarantees protecting them from arbitrary arrests | Four families leave Al-Rukban camp, heading to regime-controlled areas
SOHR sources have reported that four families of Al-Ammour tribe have left Al-Rukban camp which is located near the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border triangle, heading towards the regime-controlled city of Homs. Similarly, , three young men left the camp individually. These young people and families, who obtained no guarantees protecting them from arbitrary arrests by regime forces, have left fled the dreadful living conditions in the camp.
Accordingly, the number of families which have left Al-Rukban camp since early August has reached 36; they left in 12 batches as follows:
- August 1: Three families: two of Al-Fawa’erah tribe and one from Deir Ezzor, left for Homs city.
- August 3: Four families of Bani Khalid tribe left for Homs city.
- August 10: Two families from Palmyra city left for Homs city.
- August 13: Two families of Al-Ammour left for Homs city.
- August 13: Three families: a family from Mahin city, a family from Al-Qaryatayn and a family of Bani Khalid tribe, left for Homs city.
- August 17: Three families of Al-Na’eem tribe left for Homs city.
- August 21: A family left for Palmyra city.
- August 30: Two families left for Mahin city and Aleppo countryside.
- September 2: Two families, several young men and three women left for Homs city.
- September 4: Four families left for Homs city and countryside.
- September 9: Six families left for Homs city.
- September 11: Four families and three young men left for Homs city.
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.