A monitoring medicine group rvealed that 75,000 Syrians stranded on the sealed border with Jordan have infectious diseases are spreading among them.
The international aid group Doctors Without Borders said that refugees with some medical training have told they see about 30 cases a day of jaundice, likely a symptom of hepatitis.
The group say that’s an increase from one a week before Jordan closed the border in June. The say diarrhea and respiratory problems are also common.
The closure, a response to a cross-border attack by Islamic State extremists, cut off two desert camps from medical and other aid, except for a one-off food delivery last week and occasional water shipments.
It’s unclear how aid will reach the camps in the future.