US Occupation Troops Hinder Humanitarian Aid Access

The Syrian government has claimed that a convoy of 133 aid trucks destined for al-Rukban was denied entry by US forces reports SANA.

Terrorism is creating miserable conditions for thousands of Syrian refugees living in the al-Rukban Camp, which could be considered as a humanitarian catastrophe, with the actions of the US forces, in violation of international laws, as they impose control over area surrounding the camp, compounding problems as they prevent the delivery of the humanitarian aid to refugees. 

The refugees in the camp, which is located in the al-Tanf area on the Syrian-Jordanian border, live inside tents, most of which are made of plastic or ragged fabrics according to the World Food Program and the presence of US troops is making the situation worse, as they hinder relief assistance convoys, which are prepared by Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in support and coordination with the Syrian Government, from accessing the camp.

The Syrian Government, within its efforts of alleviating the suffering of the citizens held hostage inside the camp, has facilitated in cooperation with SARC the arrival of a convoy consisting of 133 trucks laden with relief materials including vaccines for measles, polio, hepatitis and tuberculosis.

In spite of the delivery of aid, the situation in the camp is extremely difficult according to WFP spokesperson Marwa Awad, who said that civilians are living in a miserable situation as they live in a dry area with no protection from the cold weather.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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