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Jordan allows humanitarian aid to enter Rukban camp — observatory

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AMMAN — Jordan has allowed humanitarian aid into Rukban camp, on the northeast borders for the first time in three years, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Ammon News reported. اضافة اعلان

Activists said they saw aid arriving from Jordan, according to the observatory, adding that there are currently around 8,000 Syrian refugees in the Rukban camp.

The observatory indicated that humanitarian aid entered the camp through the Taha crossing at the US military base at the Al-Tanf garrison in southern Syria at the borders intersection with Jordan and Iraq. It did not specify when the event took place.

Jordan suspended the delivery of humanitarian aid to the camp in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 health concerns. It said in a statement at the time that “the Rukban gathering for displaced Syrians is a Syrian-UN responsibility, as it is on Syrian soil, and that any humanitarian or medical aid needed by the camp must come from the Syrian interior.”

The observatory indicated that the Syrian forces and the armed militia loyal to the government have imposed a siege on the camp residents for 34 days. For aid to reach the camp, a permit from the regime is required, according to an AFP report.

In June 2016, Jordan declared the northern and northeastern border areas a closed military zone following a terrorist attack targeting a military point that was serving the refugees near the border. The attack killed seven Jordanians from the security forces and wounded 13 others.

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