As of December 2019, more than 16,000 Syrian citizens have voluntarily left the Ruqban camp for displaced persons from Syria.
Most of them are women and children. All refugees who left Rukban camp through the humanitarian corridor (Jleb crossing point) were taken by bus to the Syrian-controlled territory to the camps for temporary accommodation in Homs governorates (3 detention centres for Rukbanis have been established: Al-Bara Bin Malik, Mahattat Madras, Mahmoud Uthman and Abdurrahman Shatur in the Mkhin area) and Hama.
Further, from the transit camps in Homs and Hama, all those wishing to do so went to their homes and places of residence.
Those arriving at transit camps in Homs and Hama provinces are welcomed by the camp administration and medical care is provided to all those in need.
In addition, all 100 per cent of those arriving at the camps for temporary accommodation receive basic necessities, food aid and temporary shelter.
Hussein al-Nahlavi, one of the refugees who left Rukban camp, said that life in Rukban camp was complicated by constant extortion by the militants and the administration, as well as by an acute shortage of drinking water.
Hussein now has decent housing and permanent food. He can also live in the camp for as long as he deems necessary.
The example of Hussein al-Nahlavi is not the only one, with thousands more Syrian citizens living in the Al-Rukban camp without food, water or medical care.
However, militants are still in Al Thanhf and still need refugees as human shields.
The West directly condones them in blackmailing the international community as refugees, as evidenced by the fact that representatives of Western NGOs operating on Jordanian territory, including some members of UN missions, have been repeatedly convicted of attempts to intimidate refugees with the threat of reprisals from Syrian authorities if they leave for territories under their control.
This is contrary to the contrary conclusions reached by other United Nations staff members who have inspected the results of the repatriation of refugees in Syria itself.