The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) continues to communicate with the United Nations and several states to relieve residents of al-Rukban camp, ensure decent life for the residents, and put an end the regime’s brutal blockade on the camp.
SOC’s member Ayman Al-Asimi told Aram News Network that the SOC sent letters to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, UN agencies and donors.
Al-Asimi said that the UN bears primary responsibility for the plight of the IDP in the camp in view of its ability to solve this problem in cooperation with the Kingdom of Jordan. He added that all Syrians consider that the UN’s silence about this ordeal will force the residents of the camp to return to the regime-held areas.
Al-Asimi pointed out that the camp used to house around 70,000 IDP several years ago, adding that the number deceased to around 8,000 due to the blockade imposed since 2018. He stressed that this inaction towards the catastrophic conditions in the camp risks forcing the IDP to return to the regime-held areas where they will be at a serious risk of arrest, murder, and forced recruitment into the regime’s militias.
He stressed that the IDP are now in front of two options: to die of thirst, or die in the regime’s prisons, the responsibility for which will rest with the United Nations.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)