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UN aid reaches displaced Syrians via cross-border crane drop

January 10, 2018 5:49 PM
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AMMAN, Jordan – U.N. agencies are sending aid to some 50,000 displaced Syrians in a remote desert camp for the first time since June, hoisting supplies by crane across the sealed Jordan-Syria border.

Residents of the Rukban encampment, a majority of them women and children, live in harsh conditions. Food and other staples are in short supply and many can't afford black market goods.

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