Fleeing dreadful living conditions | 29 families leave Al-Rukban camp in September • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Fleeing dreadful living conditions | 29 families leave Al-Rukban camp in September

The number of families leaving Al-Rukban camp has noticeably escalated, because of the dreadful living conditions in light of the stifling siege imposed by regime forces and Iranian-backed militias. The inhabitants of the camp, which is located in the 55 kilometre de-confliction zone at the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border triangle, are struggling with tragic humanitarian situation in light of suspension of support by humanitarian organisations, as well as lack of job opportunities in the camp. All these factors have turned the camp into a “grand prison.”

 

The war which have been raging in Syria has forced many Syrians to displace from their areas and seek a shelter in refugee camps. One of those camps is Al-Rukban camp which hosts nearly 8,500 people suffering from the lack of basic essentials and services, manly water networks and power grids.

 

In this context, many inhabitants of Al-Rukban camp could not bear the harsh conditions in the camp and have chosen to leave for regime-controlled areas without international guarantees protecting them from arbitrary arrests by regime forces.

 

SOHR has documented the number of families who left Al-Rukban camp, confirming that 26 families, including three women and three young men from “Bani Khalid,” “Al-Ammour,” “Al-Na’em,” and “Al-Fawa’erah” tribes left for regime-held areas in September 2022.

 

Here are further details on the families and individuals leaving Al-Rukban camp in September:

 

  • September 2: Two families from Bani Khalid tribe, several young men and three women left for Homs city.

 

  • September 4: Four families: two from Al-Qaryatayn city in the eastern countryside of Homs, one from Al-Ammour tribe and one from Al-Na’em tribe, left for Homs city.

 

  • September 9: Six families: six from Bani Khalid tribe and three from Al-Ammour tribe, of 38 people left for Homs city and countryside.

 

  • September 11: Four families from Al-Ammour tribe and three young men left for Homs city and countryside.

 

  • September 18: Two families from Mahin city in the southern countryside of Homs and Al-Qaryatayn city in the eastern countryside of Homs left for Homs city and countryside.

 

  • September 21: Four families: three from Al-Fawa’erah tribe and one from Bani Khalid tribe, and three young men left for Homs city and countryside.

 

  • September 25: Four families: three from Bani Khalid tribe and one from Al-Ammour tribe, left for Homs city and countryside.

 

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.

 

We, at SOHR, call upon all legal and humanitarian organisations to intensify their efforts to ease off the congestion in refugee camps and exert pressure on influential powers to find a lasting solution for the Syrian crisis and reach a political settlement enabling displaced people to return to their houses under national and international guarantees.