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Tags: ML | Jordan | Refugee | Boy

Sick Infant Refugee on Border Brought to Jordan Hospital

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 11:05 AM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military says it brought a Syrian toddler and his family into the kingdom for medical treatment after a video of a sick child crying in distress sparked sympathy online.

The widely shared video shows the screaming boy with a scrotum swollen to the size of half his head, as a man pleads for assistance.

A U.N. aid agency confirmed that the boy in the video was the one evacuated Wednesday from the Rukban desert encampment where tens of thousands of Syrians are stranded on the border with Jordan.

Some 75,000 Syrians live in increasingly dire conditions in Rukban and another border camp. Jordan sealed the border two months ago, after a car bomb killed seven of its soldiers. Since then, the refugees have largely been cut off from aid.

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Jordan's military says it brought a Syrian toddler and his family into the kingdom for medical treatment after a video of a sick child crying in distress sparked sympathy online.The widely shared video shows the screaming boy with a scrotum swollen to the size of half his...
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 11:05 AM
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