The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) called on the United States to take urgent action to save the residents of al-Rukban camp, who are now living between two dangers: slow death due to the lack of water, food and medicine; and arrest, enforced disappearance, torture and murder if they return to regime-controlled areas.
In a letter addressed to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, SOC’s President, Salem al-Meslet, pointed out that the harsh conditions in the camp forced some households to leave the camp towards the Assad regime-held areas.
Al-Meslet pointed out that the desert camp is home to thousands of displaced Syrians and under years-long blockade by the Assad regime. He said that the suffering was exacerbated by the lack of food, water, baby formula, and medicine, as well as the insufficient supply of clean water provided by UNICEF to the camp’s residents.
Al-Meslet called for making every possible effort to save the camp’s residents from dying of thirst and to increase the amount of water coming from the Kingdom of Jordan through the United Nations office in Amman. He also called for working effectively to ensure a decent life for the camp residents.
He stressed the need to exert all possible pressure to end the Assad regime’s blockade of the camp, prevent it from using food and medicine as a weapon against the camp’s residents, and allow aid convoys to reach the camp without any conditions.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)