Syria, Jordan blamed for refugee camp crisis

SNHR said six refugees have died of starvation and diseases in Al-Rukban camp
A Syrian NGO has blamed the Syrian and Jordanian authorities for a humanitarian crisis unfolding in a refugee camp on border between the two countries.
In a statement, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SHHR) said six refugees, including five children, have died in Al-Rukban camp of starvation, disease and lack of medicine since last month.
It blamed the Syrian regime for the humanitarian crisis in the desert camp and accused the Jordanian government of banning the entry of humanitarian aid into the camp.
There was no comment from the Jordanian government on the accusation.
Located in the desert on the Syrian-Jordanian border, the Al-Rukban camp is home to nearly 60,000 refugees displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
The Syrian regime has imposed a tight siege around the camp, triggering deteriorating humanitarian conditions for its residents.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.–AA

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