UN Sounds Alarm on Syrian Refugee Bottleneck in Northeast Jordan

  • World Food Program official warns of ‘dire humanitarian need’
  • Faster security screening urged as terrorism worries persist

Syrian refugees sit on a bus that will take them to a camp at the Jordanian military crossing point of Hadalat, Jordan, on May 4, 2016.

Photographer: Jordan Pix/Getty Images

The buildup of Syrian refugees on Jordan’s northeastern border requires urgent international attention to avert a humanitarian disaster as the Jordanian government seeks to prevent the infiltration of terrorists, said an official of the United Nations World Food Program.

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