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Rukban in Syria : UN report of extreme Hardship in refugee camps

The location of more than 40,000 people in the refugee camp Rukban in the South in the civil war country Syria is according to information of helpers for the dramatic. It was one of the worst humanitarian emergencies that you have experienced so far, said the spokesperson for the UN world food programme (WFP) in Syria, Marwa Awad, the German press Agency: "The people are exhausted, see, and tired. You can see in their eyes very much fatigue.“

Awad was one of the helpers that had arrived on Wednesday with an aid convoy in the Region. More than 130 trucks to supply the Needy, among other things, with food, medicines and warm clothes. It is the first aid convoy in three months, and Awad, the largest in Syria in the history of the UN.

most of The refugees in Rukban are women and children. They live cut off in a desert area near the border with Jordan. Due to the lack of supply and low winter temperatures including infants have died in the past weeks, several children.

Rukban is located in a rebel-controlled Zone

The people were stranded in a dry area, said the WFP spokesperson: "This is a pure desert, hardly anything grows here." They came in scattered huts made of clay, which provide only inadequate protection against the winter weather. If it is raining, turning the ground into mud. Although there is some markets, but the prices were extremely high. "People have reduced the number of their meals," said Awad. "They eat potatoes every day, and dry rice." There is only one poorly-equipped clinic.

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Rukban is located in a rebel-controlled Zone. Relief shipments are due to disputes with the Syrian government only rarely in the refugee camp. Jordan has been closed after an attack on his border. Awad said it was still unclear when the next aid convoy to Rukban could go. "The aid will last as long as possible." Previously, at the beginning of November had reached a convoy to the camp. It was the first transportation after almost a year. (dpa)

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