Tuesday, 09 October 2018 16:39

Assad Regime & Iranian Militias are Blocking Food Aid to Al-Rukban Refugee Camp

The civil administration of the Rukban refugee camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border issued an appeal for the delivery of basic foodstuffs such as flour and milk for residents of the camp after the Assad regime and the Iranian militias blocked access to the area.

In two separate statements on Facebook, the camp administration said that civilians living in the camp are asking for help as the Assad regime forces and their allied militias have blocked access to the camp for a week.”

The camp administration said that "international organizations look indifferent to the fate of children, women and the elderly," let alone the traders’ monopoly of the very few foodstuffs that can be found in the camp.

The camp administration called on international organizations to shoulder their responsibility towards residents of the camp which is located in “an arid desert area with no trees that residents of the camp can eat to avoid starvation.”

Local activists on Friday said that the Assad regime forces, backed by Russian forces, continue to block access to the camp "as part of the plan to put increasing pressure on residents of the camp and expedite negotiations on the relocation of the camp."

Nearly 1,500 families lives in the Al-Rukban camp and suffer lack of basic necessities and deteriorating health and education conditions despite the appeal recently issued by the UN Goodwill Ambassador to the Middle East to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the camp. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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