U.N. urges Jordan to let 12,000 stranded Syrian refugees to enter

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 08, 2015 5:16 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations voiced concern on Tuesday at the fate of 12,000 Syrian refugees stranded at the Syria-Jordan border in deteriorating humanitarian conditions.

"The lives of refugees will be at risk in the coming months," Melissa Fleming, spokeswoman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news briefing in Geneva. "So today the UNHCR appeals to the government of Jordan to allow refugees stranded at the border to entry the country."

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(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva, Editing by Angus MacSwan)