Death Camps, Tuehina Camp

Abdalaziz Alhamza “RBSS”

Since launching the battle for Raqqa, several camps have been established for internally displaced people (IDPs) who had to move from under the terrorist group’s control to the nationalist separatist group’s control. It should be noted that these camps do not provide even the most basic of human needs.

One of these camps is Tuehina Camp, 20 km northwest Tabqa city. It was established during the first quarter of 2017. This camp includes 15 thousand IDPs, most being from the eastern countryside of Hama.

The residents of Tuehina Camp suffer from harsh humanitarian conditions. They live in plastic tents that do not protect against the cold weather. People living there have had to use tree branches as wood for heating and cooking. There is no drinkable water or electricity, along with a severe shortage of basic health care services.

Residents of the camp have tried multiple times to submit their complaints to Raqqa Civil Council, which is affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces, but to no avail.

In a related context, it is reported that several cases of leishmaniosis were diagnosed, as well as several cases of smallpox and measles due to the lack of basic health care.

In general, there are more than ten camps in Raqqa province that are populated with more than 150 thousand IDPs who have come from Raqqa, Aleppo, Hama, and Deir ez-Zor. All these camps share the same harsh humanitarian conditions.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".