I asked Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, about refugees trapped in the Berm – a no mans land on the Syria-Jordan border.
“An estimated 75,000 to 100,000 refugees, mostly women and children, are trapped without food and with little aid in the Berm, an area of no man’s land on the Syria Jordanian-Border. Given that Jordan already has hundreds of thousands of refugees, if the next military target is to be Raqqa for the capital of Isis, with an inevitable further flow of refugees to the Jordanian border, what will the foreign secretary be doing to assist Jordan now and in the future?”
Boris Johnson’s reply:
“We are in regular contact with the Jordanian Authorities to assist the humanitarian situation in the Berm. We are one of the biggest deliverers of aid to the area and in recent months we have had meetings on several occasions with the Government of Jordan to try to address growing concerns about conditions. And I know the Prime Minister has raised it herself.”