Poverty and disease force dozens of families to leave al-Rukban camp for Syrian government-controlled areas

تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 29 مايو، 2018 6:51:04 م خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني نزوح

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Poverty and disease have forced dozens of families to leave from al-Rukban camp, 300 kilometers southwest of Homs, at the Syrian-Jordanian border, and head for the Syrian government-controlled areas of Damascus over the past few days

Mahmoud Hmili, head of the camp’s civil administration media office, said that more than 200 families who are all poor, with some who also suffer from severe illnesses, left the camp for shelters in Adra city, hoping to receive treatment and to ensure a better life.

Hmili added that some of the families who are so poor and have sick family members, chose to leave for the Syrian government-controlled areas, despite the threat of arrest, in exchange for treatment and to run away from poverty and hunger. He added that international organizations, the U.N. and the Red Cross “failed to provide support and basic needs for the camp.”

Muhammad Mustafa al-Jarrah, spokesman for the Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra, reported that civilians are free to choose, and that they cannot force anyone to stay or leave the camp. The camp is under poor humanitarian conditions and economic blockade by Jordan and the Syrian government.

Al-Jarrah added that the Syrian government forces treat the departures well in front of the Russian police. Some days after though, they arrest the wanted, as well as men aged between 17 and 42 years old, and place them in jails or take them to the front lines.

Al-Jarrah pointed out that people leave the camp through transportation offices neutral to the Syrian government. The families coordinate with Syrian government personnel and head to the al-Dumair checkpoint to enter the Syrian government-controlled areas in Homs, Damascus or Aleppo.

On May 20, 70 families from the al-Fawa’ra tribe returned to the village of al-Qariaten and the towns of Mahin and Hawarin. They left because of tension with the Bani Khalid tribe after a murder in the camp and out of fear of revenge.

There are 15231 families in the al-Rukban camp. They suffer from poor living, health and education conditions, despite the continuing appeals for international committees and the Goodwill Ambassador of the U.N. for the Middle East to respond to the dire humanitarian situation.

 

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