Moscow and Damascus will establish two humanitarian corridors in an effort to rescue refugees “stranded” without medical assistance and supplies at Rukban tent camp in the US-controlled zone in Syria.
The checkpoints for “voluntary, unimpeded and safe passage” will start operating at Jleb and Jabal al-Ghurab on February 19, Russian and Syrian military said in a joint statement on Saturday.
The two corridors are intended to help Syrian refugees leave the Rukban camp and move to the territory administered by the Syrian government, where they can access humanitarian assistance.
The Rukban camp, housing around 40,000 displaced people, mostly women and children, is located in the southeastern part of the country, near the Jordanian border. The area is controlled by the US military sine the start of the F-UK-US invasion in 2011.
The World Health Organization recently described the refugees there as trapped and stranded, while living “in deplorable conditions” without medical care, generators or fuel to provide warmth during cold weather.
RT.com / ABC Flash Point Invasion News 2019.