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Desperate residents flee Syrian refugee camp as supplies run out

The Syrian regime's siege on the Rukban camp near the Jordanian border has tightened over the past two months, prompting many of the camp’s residents to risk arrest by leaving.

The Syrian Response Coordination Group, an Idlib-based humanitarian association assisting the displaced, recently spoke out against the Syrian regime's siege on the Rukban camp, blocking food and medical supplies for more than 1,000 families on the Syrian-Jordanian border.

In a statement posted to Facebook May 24, the group said that the regime’s “concept of hunger or surrender” is tantamount to a “war crime against civilians living in the camp” and that the regime is seeking to starve those living there into returning to the areas under its control.

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