Al-Rukban camp | Four new families flee dire living conditions for regime-held areas • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Al-Rukban camp | Four new families flee dire living conditions for regime-held areas

SOHR activists have reported that four new families have left Al-Rukban camp, which is besieged by regime forces and Iranian-backed militias in the 55-kilometre zone at Syria-Iraq-Jordan border triangle.

According to SOHR activists, three families of “Al-Fawa’rah” tribe and a family of “Bani Khalid” tribe have fled the poor living conditions for Homs province which is under the control of regime forces and their proxy militias with no security guarantees.

On September 18, Two families left Al-Rukban camp in the 55-kilometre zone at Syria-Jordan-Iraq border triangle for regime-held Homs province, fleeing the disastrous humanitarian and dire living conditions of the residents in Al-Rukban camp due to the high prices and the siege of the camp by the regime forces and Iranian-backed militia.

Accordingly, the number of families which have left Al-Rukban camp since early August has reached 42; they left in 14 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.

• September 18: Two families left for Homs city.

• September 21: Four families 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.