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

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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."

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