Middle East

U.N. to ‘facilitate’ evacuations from Syria desert camp

In this file photo taken on March 01, 2017 Syrian refugee patients from the makeshift Rukban camp, which lies in no-man's-land off the border between Syria and Jordan in the remote northeast, queue up to visit a UN-operated medical clinic immediately on the Jordanian-side for checkups, on March 1, 2017. The United Nations said on August 30, 2019, it will help evacuate civilians from an "abysmal" Syrian desert camp near the border with Jordan, after a mission last week determined who wanted to le

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 31, 2019, on page 7.

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