Russia and Syria want to evacuate al-Rukban camp

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Moscow and Damascus are calling on the international community to support the evacuation of al-Rukban camp, which has become a center for spreading violence along the Syrian-Jordanian borders because of the United States.

In addition, they urge Jordan to join the process of repatriating Syrian refugees.

According to officials of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Conflicting Parties in Syria and the Syrian authorities, since the reopening of the Nasib crossing, more than 100,000 Syrian refugees have returned home.

Citing the resurgence of violence and crimes along the Syrian-Jordanian borders because of al-Rukban camp, the Russian Center calls on the international community to evacuate it immediately, which is the last chance to save Syrian refugees residing there.

“Immediate evacuation is the only option to save refugees from al-Rukban camp from hunger and epidemics,” Major General Victor Koochiching, head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Parties, told reporters Wednesday.

“Because of the United States’ inability or even refusal to prevent terrorists from arbitrarily using their weapons against refugees, as well as the inability of governmental and non-governmental agencies to provide routine humanitarian assistance to camp residents al-Rukban, the evacuation remains the only option possible to save more than 40,000 people in the grip of famine and epidemics,” he said.

Koochiching also warned that illegal armed groups continued to violate the ceasefire in the de-escalation area of ​​Idlib province.

Al-Rukban camp is located near the security zone of al-Tanf, where there is a US military base. Terrorists of anti-government armed groups blocked access to the secure area. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), al-Rukban camp currently hosts around 40,000 people, mostly women and children.

In order to save civilians from the camp, Russia and Syria had mentioned an initiative to create two corridors for the delivery of humanitarian aid to refugees, before evacuating them from the camp.

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