Mabruka Refugee Camp in Serekaniye to be evacuated due to attacks
The Mabruka Camp, which is located 12 km to the Syria-Turkey border and houses seven thousand people, is under the threat of Turkish military aggression.
The Mabruka Camp in Serekaniye city of northern Syria houses thousands of people who were displaced from their homes by the attacks of the ISIS mercenaries and regime forces.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria announced that the camp is under threat and will therefore be evacuated.
The statement by the Autonomous Administration said the following;
“The Turkish state announced the launch of incursion into North and East Syria on 9 October 2019. They have violated international laws and put the lives of civilians on the line. This goes against human rights and international laws.
The Mabruka Camp, which is located 12 km to the Syria-Turkey border and houses seven thousand people, is under the threat of Turkish military aggression. Similarly, the Ayn Issa Camp is house to 13,785 refugees. Of these, 479 are ISIS families and Iraqi refugees.
On the call of the civilians staying in the camp, we in the Autonomous Administration have decided to evacuate the camp due to the Turkish state’s attacks. The refugees here will be settled in the Arisha Camp south of Heseke.
On the other hand, our talks with officials continue regarding the situation in Ayn Issa Camp. The Autonomous Administration will do anything in its power to secure the lives of the camp residents. Unless the United Nations and the International Coalition fulfil their responsibilities for refugees, the life of all those sheltered in camps will remain in danger.
We call on the UN and human rights organizations to meet their liabilities and to put pressure in order for the Turkish state to respect the requirements of the Geneva Convention and international laws.”