The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organization in cooperation with the United Nations is delivering humanitarian convoy to the people in Rukban Camp

Damascus: 8/9/2019

On 6/9/2019, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organization (SARC), in collaboration with the United Nations, has fulfilled its humanitarian duty towards the people in Rukban Camp and dispatched a humanitarian aid convoy to 13.000 people residing there.

Since February 18, 2019, SARC has started its humanitarian response in Rukban, where SARC volunteers escourted people coming out from the camp, through a humanitarian passage, to makeshift shelters in Homs city. To date, 18.070 people left the camp and SARC volunteers saved no efforts to meet their needs whether in shelters or in their domicile of choice.

Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, outlined the importance of the response “Since the last humanitarian convoy delivered, seven months ago, SARC has been dedicating best efforts to secure an exit for a voluntary return and to deliver more relief aid to the people, who suffers difficult life conditions in that camp.

The convoy (22 trucks) carried 3.100 food parcels, 3.100 flour bags, 2600 boxes of dates biscuits, 1200 boxes of high energy biscuits, 360 packs of peanauts butter.
During the response, expected to take 7 days, 187 volunteers from SARC and 22 UN staff are going to distribute the relief items to thousands people there which is a step paving the way for people, wanting to return, to move from the camp to makeshift shelters.
SARC Organization reiterates its thanks to all authorities, who facilited this humanitarian mission making it easier for SARC to support the most vulnerable people with commitment to the principels of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.


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