Aid to Syrians ‘deteriorating’

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid groups say some 50,000 displaced Syrians stuck on Jordan’s border live in “rapidly deteriorating” conditions after receiving only sporadic aid in a year of “frustrating negotiations” over access.

An organization for 58 non-governmental groups said today that the international community and Jordan must urgently find a solution, including resettling the displaced or allowing entry to Jordan. Jordan, which hosts 660,000 Syrian refugees, sealed its border in 2016, citing security concerns after a cross-border car bombing.