Jordan: People stranded at the berm desperately need help

15 January 2016

With the Syrian crisis showing no signs of abating, people continue to cross into Jordan through the north-eastern border seeking safety and protection. The vast majority are women, children and elderly people who are stranded at the border area between Jordan and Syria known as the "berm," which is an earthen wall in a rocky area devoid of shade, water or vegetation.

Since March 2015, the ICRC has been providing people at the berm near the two crossing points of Hadalat and Rukban with food, water, other essentials and health care, with the participation of the Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS).

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