Refugees lives at risk, stranded on Jordanian border

Fifteen year old Mohammad sits in front of the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, where he lives with his family and goes to a UNICEF supported school. He fled in 2015 when the conflict in his hometown in the Golan Heights in south-western Syria intensified. Photo: UNICEF/Badran

Concern is growing for some 12,000 people who are trying to flee Syria and are stranded in remote areas around the north eastern border of Jordan.

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday that these people are facing deteriorating humanitarian conditions and their lives will be "at risk' in the coming months, as winter sets in.

UNHCR is calling on the government of Jordan to take in the stranded refugees.

The country is currently hosting more than 630,000 refugees, which has put a heavy strain on its infrastructure and economy.

Nicki Chadwick has more.

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