FIRST AIRED: November 1, 2018

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program
0:00
0:00
More Info

COMING UP:Share Opener Variant 1

×

Transcript

00:00:00
>> It's become known as one of the most desperate places in Syria. Over 50,000 civilians are stranded here at this remote border camp on the Syria-Jordan border, mostly women and children. The young are dying of starvation, while governments trade blame over who is responsible. These kids are searching for food in the trash.
00:00:23
This little girl telling the camera, we're hungry, we're gathering scraps of food to eat. The camp has been under siege by the Syrian army and a block on aid by Jordan. UN aid deliveries also haven't been able to reach Rukban camp due to security concerns. Satellite imagery shows a cluster of about 10,800 makeshift tents in the country's remote desert.
00:00:49
>> The population at Rukban has not received assistance since January this year and they are increasingly desperate. There are continuing reports of children dying due to poor sanitary conditions and a lack of healthcare. This dire humanitarian situation cannot be allowed to continue. The UN is ready and willing to proceed with the convoy immediately.
00:01:12
>> Exposed to the elements, heavy sand storms and rain has hit the area in recent weeks. This man begs for help as his home is destroyed for a second time. Rukban lies inside a deconfliction zone set up by US forces. Damascus says US troops are occupying Syrian territory and providing a safe haven for rebels.
00:01:35
Western diplomats believe the siege of the camp was part of a Russian led effort to put pressure on Washington to get out of the area. For those stuck in the camp, they say the situation is desperate. They're stranded between two countries caught up in politics, without proper shelter, and in desperate need of food.