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Free Syrian Army distributes food to forcibly displaced people in al-Rukban camp, Homs

Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2018/10/14 11:24

Homs - SMART

On Sunday, the Maghaweer al-Thawra Army belonging to the Free Syrian Army distributed food aid to forcibly displaced people (FDP) in the al-Rukban camp on the Jordanian border, 220 kilometers south of Homs, Central Syria. The Maghaweer al-Thawra Army distributed food as the FDP continue to protest the Syrian government siege on the camp.

The Maghaweer al-Thawra Army posted photos on Facebook showing fighters distributing food to 150 FDP families, adding that their fighters distributed some of the food aid that had been given to them and their families.

The FDP continue their sit-in for the fifth successive day to demand the Syrian government forces to open the Damascus - Baghdad highway to allow food aid to enter the camp. The FDP called upon the United Nations to evacuate the patients from the camp and give medical treatment to those who need it.

Earlier, sources from the camp reported that fighters of the Ahrar al-'Ashair Army opened fire at demonstrators demanding the Syrian government to lift the siege on the camp, injuring a civilian. The sources accused the Ahrar al-'Ashair of attempting to hinder peaceful protests that the FDP organize in the camp without the faction's coordination.

The camp suffers from the lack of basic necessicites and a deteriorating health and education situation. The UN Goodwill Ambassador to the Middle East does not think the UN Refugee Agency office in Amman has performed its properly in the camp.