Reports of Forced Return of Syrians to Rukban: Immediate Investigation Needed

Please see below statement from Refugees International Vice President for Programs and Policy Hardin Lang:

“Reports that Jordan is forcing Syrians to return to Rukban camp must be immediately investigated. Located in a barren no man’s land between the Jordanian border and government-controlled Syria, Rukban is one of the most isolated displacement settlements in the world. The last UN aid convoy reached the camp more than a year ago. It is almost impossible to imagine a set of circumstances under which deportation to the camp would be acceptable.”

For more information or to arrange an interview with Hardin, please contact Sarah Sheffer at or +1 202 540 7029.