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Residents of Rukban Camp suffer from water cut off for four consecutive days

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Maan Salti
Publication date: 2018/12/11 11:49

Homs - SMART

A local official from the Rukban Camp for Syrian displaced people near the Syrian-Jordanian border, 240 kilometers southeast of Homs, said that the Jordanian government continues to cut off water from the camp for the fourth consecutive day.

Abu Mohammad, a member of the Rukban Camp's civil affairs office, told SMART that the Jordanian government cut off water from the camp four days earlier for repairs in water lines, without stating how much time the repairs would take.

Abu Mohammad said that the camp's residents are using muddy water from rain ponds, adding that water was pumped to fill six tankers in the camp through the Jordanian border daily.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights held the Jordanian government and the Syrian government forces responsible for the residents' suffering.

On Nov. 4, 2018, the Syrian government forces sieged the Rukban Camp and blocked entry of food and medical supplies, while the camp's administration appealed for providing aid for more than 50 thousand camp residents that live under poor humanitarian conditions. The Syrian government forces allowed only one aid convoy to enter the camp while continuing to siege it.