30,000 Syrian children ‘starving’ on Jordan border


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 1, 2016
More than 30,000 Syrian children are facing starvation in Jordan after authorities in Amman suspended life-saving food and medical aid to refugees living along its northeastern border with Syria.

Between 60-70,000 Syrians, mostly children and women have been denied access to food and safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting from dusk till dawn, after Jordanian authorities blocked emergency aid supplies to an area known as the ‘berm’ last month following an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

Gerry Simpson, a senior refugee researcher and advocate at Human Rights Watch talks to Al Jazeera about the crisis unfolding on Jordan’s border.

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