UN fears for thousands trapped on Syria-Jordan border

The United Nations expressed concern Monday over the safety of at least 50,000 people trapped at Syria’s southern border with Jordan.

In a statement, the UN said the region where the refugees, mainly women and children, are stranded is not safe and is under air strikes from Jordan, which is battling Daesh fighters.

It added that around 4,000 people near Hadalat crossing on the border were reportedly living only on flour and water.

Jordan shares a 375-kilometer (233-mile) border with Syria, which fell into civil war in 2011.

There are more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Jordan.