UN: 12,000 Syrians stuck at Jordanian border

UN: 12,000 Syrians stuck at Jordanian borderimage

09 Dec 2015

Reuters reports that the UN requests Jordan to allow an addition 12,000 Syrian refugees into the country, as conditions along the Syrian-Jordanian border continue to decline

“The lives of refugees will be at risk in the coming months,”

Melissa Fleming, spokeswoman of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement during a news briefing on Tuesday. “So today the UNHCR appeals to the government of Jordan to allow refugees stranded at the border to entry the country.”

Jordan currently hosts an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees.

Jordan has voiced concerned to the UNDP and international community about the multi-million dollar deficit for refugee aid in the country. In October, the Interior Minister estimated that Jordan had only received 38 percent of the neccesary funds to support the increasing Syrian refugee population.