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Syria-Jordan: relief convoy fails to reach “desperate” border camp

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Aid official says ‘nobody cares’ about 45,000 trapped Syrians

Ben Parker, Senior Editor. Contact: WhatsApp/Signal/SMS: +44 7808 791 267

A convoy of relief supplies for 45,000 Syrians trapped between the closed Jordanian border and Syrian government frontlines did not arrive on Thursday as planned, a UN spokesperson told IRIN. But even if it had, civilians in the isolated no-man’s land camp of Rukban would largely continue to remain cut off from aid, commercial shipments of food, and medical care, in an area where officials and health workers say hunger, disease, and sexual abuse are on the rise.

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