U.S. delegation visits Rish Ayno Camp for displaced persons for first time since its founding after Turkish invasion one year ago

HASAKAH, Syria — For the first time, a year after their displacement by the Turkish-led invasion of their homes, a U.S. State Department delegation has visited the camps housing the people displaced from Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn) in North and East Syria.

On Thursday, the U.S. delegation visited Rish Ayno Camp in the eastern Hasakah countryside which houses roughly 600 families displaced from Rish Ayno.

Rish Ayno Camp and Washokani Camp, both designated for displaced people from Rish Ayno, have not receive any support from international humanitarian organizations or even the United Nations and have been solely supplied by the Democratic Autonomous Administration and smaller non-profit organizations.

The U.S. delegation that visited Rish Ayno Camp stated that they will support the camp residents and meet their needs. They also pledged to urge international organizations to provide the necessary support and aid to the camps.

The camp administration has accused the Syrian regime of preventing U.N. humanitarian organizations from providing any support to the camps for political reasons.