Syrian Arab Republic: Rukban Departures (As of 14 July 2019)

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The total number of people who have left Rukban, in 22 batches between 24 March and 10 July, is 16,624 people or 39,86% out of the estimated total population of 41,700. Departures from collective shelters in Homs happen on daily basis or as soon people’s status has been settled. On 13 July, 465 people remained in shelters; 251 men, 67 women and 121 children.
The UN is planning its 4th visit to observe conditions in the shelters; conditions remain adequate. The UN and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) continue providing blankets, food, dignity and hygiene kits, nutrition- and basic supplies to those staying in shelters, as well as giving assistance to people in their second destination, be it area of origin or other areas of choice. In Hassya and Shamsin (south Homs city), Qaryatein, Forglous and Mahin (southeast Homs city) and Akramah neighborhood (Homs City) where the majority - 2,124 families or 13,800 people - have chosen to settle, people are being assisted and serviced by mobile clinics. Others have moved on to areas in Ar-Raqqa, Homs, Lattakia, Tartous and rural Damascus.

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