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Jordan agrees one-off aid for Syrians blocked at border: UN

Jordan closed the border to both would-be refugees and aid agencies after a June 21 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed seven soldiers near the makeshift desert campJordan has agreed to a one-off aid delivery to more than 100,000 desperate Syrians blocked in the desert no-man’s land on its northeastern border, the United Nations said. Jordan closed the border to both would-be refugees and aid agencies after a June 21 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed seven soldiers near the makeshift desert camp. “We have negotiated with the government for an intervention… to create packages that will include food as well as non-food items that we will get to the people at the berm” marking the frontier, the executive director of the UN’s World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, told AFP.

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