Two humanitarian corridors for refugees who wish to leave the Rukban refugee camp were opened in the settlements of Jleb and Jabal al-Ghurab on Tuesday morning.
According to the chief of Russia’s National Defence Control Centre, Mikhail Mizintsev, “In accordance with the February 16 joint statement by the Russian and Syrian coordination centres on opening the humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of Syrians from the Rukban camp two checkpoints at Jleb and Jabal al-Ghurab opened today.”
The checkpoints will operate round the clock, and security will be provided by the Russian and Syrian military. The corridors also provide food and clothing, facilities for medical examination, document verification and other paperwork.
Rukban is located in the US-controlled Al-Tanf security zone of Syria. According to the UN, the camp currently accommodates around 40,000 people.