There have been rumours circulating for several months, but now evidence appears to confirm that Jordan is preventing Syrians fleeing war from entering the country – leaving them in a dangerous no man’s land.
A new report from Human Rights Watch, using satellite technology to gain rare images of the Syria-Jordan border, seems to show around 2,500 people stranded next to informal border crossings, many of them camping in tents.
The first map, using images taken in mid-April, points out around 175 tents, while the second shows that they're clustered around army checkpoints – implying that they are people from Syria awaiting entry.
Jordan has allegedly refused journalists and aid workers permission to access such areas.
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