The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held an emergency meeting to discuss the deteriorating living conditions in al-Rukban camp, the problem of water shortage in the town of al-Bab, and the field and political developments.
SOC’s President Salem Al-Meslet stressed that the international silence about the tragedy unfolding in al-Rukban refugee camp is worsening the extremely dire conditions for the refugees, especially with the Assad regime’s tightened blockade and the reduction of water supplies by half despite the heatwave hitting the region,
Al-Meslet called for an urgent international intervention to put an end to the Assad regime’s blockade on the camp in order to save the lives of thousands of civilians who were displaced by the regime. He also called on the United Nations to assume its responsibilities and work effectively to ensure a decent life for thousands of households living in the camp.
The political committee discussed solutions to the water shortage in al-Bab after the Assad regime cut off water resources supplying the town. It also discussed the dire conditions in the town due to the water shortages, and reviewed a study of a project to draw water from the nearest point on the Euphrates River.
Tabled for discussions were also the field conditions, the Assad regime’s and Russia’s ongoing crimes in northern Syria, and the ongoing violations and crimes despite the existing agreements and calls for a ceasefire. The committee lamented the absence of a serious international deterrent against these crimes despite the presence of abundant evidence on these crimes.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)