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Al-Rukban camp committee demands United Nations aid

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Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
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Publication date: 2019/01/22 17:52

Homs - SMART

On Tuesday, the Public and Political Relations Committee of the al-Rukban camp, 240 kilometers southeast of Homs, Central Syria, demanded the international community to include the camp on the United Nations list of displacement camps in Syria and provide regular aid to the forcibly displaced people in the camp.

On October 4, 2018, the Syrian government laid siege to the al-Rukban camp, preventing residents access to food and medical supplies. The camp administration demanded aid for the more than 50,000 people living in the difficult humanitarian and health situation. More than 12 people, including children, have died in the camp to date.

The committee stated that if it is impossible to relocate the camp to Northern Syria, they should receive regular food and medical aid for the FDP where they are.

The committee also demanded the international community to reach a political solution in Syria to end the FDP's suffering and ensure their return to their hometowns.

Last week, a man from the city of Palmyra died in the camp due to his deteriorating health following surgery and the lack of proper medical care.

Days ago, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry stated that Jordan, Russia, and the United States seek to evacuate the FDP from the camp. The ministry stressed that Jordan will not accept responsibility for the camp. A source from the camp reported that it is impossible to evacuate the camp because the FDP are unable to return to their homes.