Nearly 3000 Syrian refugee families who fled violence in Deir al Zour and Raqqa are living in dire conditions just one kilometer outside the border with Jordan, after the country refused them entry. Displaced Syrians are flocking to the Jordanian borders in the aftermath of bloody fighting against the Islamic State in Deir al Zour and Raqqa, but Jordan is refusing to allow refugees enter its territories, leaving dozens of womens and children in need of urgent aid, activists said today.
Nearly 3000 families from war-torn east Syria have settled in a desert area near al Rukban camp, one kilometer rom the Jordanian border, building mud homes and living on scraps from charity organizations, eyewitnesses told ANSA.The camps are being protected by local militia groups affiliated with Jordan, preventing anyone from approaching the Jordanian borders.'The condition of refugees is dire, they are at risk of disease and malnutrition. They do not have food, blankets, or medication to sustain them,' said a source from al Rakban camp.The recent US-led alliance to flush out IS from the oil-rich eastern desert has led to a high number of casualties among civilians, particularly in Raqqa, former stronghold of IS. But as the fighting continues in other parts of Syria, concerns are rife that more refugees will be heading for Jordan.