Hunger crisis

A Jordanian soldier carries a Syrian refugee child to help him board a Jordanian army vehicle

Publish Date 27 Jun 2016

No food and little water have reached 64,000 Syrian refugees stuck in the desert since Jordan sealed its border last week in response to a suicide terror attack, aid officials said Sunday.
The World Food Program understands Jordan’s security concerns, but hopes the border will reopen soon, said Abeer Etefa, a regional spokeswoman for the UN agency. An extended closure “could put the lives of stranded Syrians at risk,” she said.
The refugees live in tent camps along an earthen barrier that roughly runs along the Syrian-Jordanian border as they wait for admission to the kingdom.