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Epidemic warning over ‘ghost’ refugees stuck at Jordan-Syria border
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Epidemic warning over ‘ghost’ refugees stuck at Jordan-Syria border

by firstsource newsSeptember 4, 2016

Plight of tens of thousands of Syrians could undermine ’s role as co-host of major summit on , activists warn

Tens of thousands of “ghost” refugees who have been trapped in the desert along Jordan’s border with for more than two months face food and water shortages and are at risk of epidemics, aid workers say.

The refugees, who have no sanitation or medical facilities, are living in some of the worst conditions experienced by people fleeing Syria’s five-year civil war. Activists say the situation could undermine Jordan’s role as co-host of a major summit on refugees in New York this month.

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