Sudanese refugees demand assistance from UNHCR


Sudanese refugees living in Jordan are calling on the United Nations refugee agency for more support and assistance.

Many refugees say they feel they have been neglected by the U.N. agency. The Darfur conflict which began in 2003 after non-Arab tribes took up arms against the Arab-led government in Khartoum, accusing it of discrimination.

According to the United Nations, as many as 300,000 people have been killed, some 4.4 million people need aid and more than 2.5 million have been displaced.

Jordanian officials have closed scores of unofficial border crossings since May 2013 and say the kingdom has reached its limit in absorbing more refugees. The numbers entering Jordan have slowed to less than 50 a day this year, according to UNHCR.