Jordan

Aid deliveries must be followed by long term solution - NEWS - 10/10/2016

Reports about the resumption of humanitarian aid to 75,000 refugees stranded in a remote, arid area along the Jordanian-Syrian border called the 'berm' are a long-awaited glimmer of hope that should be followed by a sustainable, long term solution, Amnesty has stated.

Recent video footage and satellite images showed makeshift graves and burial mounds offering a rare glimpse inside the desert no man's land where tens of thousands of refugees had been virtually cut off from humanitarian aid since 21 June 2016. Read more.




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Screenshot from video obtained via 
the Tribal Council of Palmyra.

Amnesty International had previously called on the Jordanian authorities to ensure the 'iron fist'  security response pledged in the wake of a car bombing of a military outpost along the border with Syria on 21 June did not descend into closing the border and denying humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing armed conflict. Read more.

Jordanian journalist killed - NEWS - 26/09/2016
Nahed Hattar, a prominent journalist who was attending court to face charges of 'offending religion' and 'inflaming religious feelings' under the country's strict blasphemy laws, was shot dead outside the court in Amman on 25 September 2016 in an alarming attack on freedom of expression. Read more.

Amnesty documents


Updated 10/10/2016