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PEOPLE IN REFUGEE CAMP IN SYRIA FACE TOUGH SITUATION: MONITOR

DAMASCUS, Syria, People in the Rukban refugee camp, in south-eastern Syria face tough conditions, with lack of food and medical materials, a war monitor reported, on Wednesday. The camp, which is located near the Iraqi-Jordanian border, is also facing tough weather, as a sandstorm has recently hit that desert area, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The area where the camp is located is controlled by rebel group, Liwa Shuhada al-Qaryatayn, which was supposed to evacuate to northern Syria, in accordance with the Russian-backed deal, but it didn't.

The camp has been attacked previously by the Daesh group, more than once.

Meanwhile, the UN office in Damascus said, in a statement, that, "preparations are actively ongoing for a joint UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy, next week, to provide humanitarian assistance to an estimated 50,000 women, children and men, who are stranded at the Rukban camp."

"The overall humanitarian situation inside the Rukban camp is at a critical stage. The UN in Syria, together with SARC, will reach the camp, to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance, in the coming few days," the statement quoted the UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator, Ali Al-Za'tari, as saying.

The UN is in close coordination with all parties concerned, to ensure a safe and quick delivery of aid, the statement added, noting that, the last delivery of UN aid to Rukban took place in Jan, 2018, through Jordan.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK