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Lawmakers urge US action on Syria's crisis-hit Rukban camp

The Biden administration faces congressional pressure to help desperate civilians stranded in the Syrian camp near Jordan.

A group of lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to address a humanitarian crisis unfolding near a US military outpost in Syria, according to a congressional letter obtained by Al-Monitor.

Food, clean water and medicine are running scarce at Rukban camp, a tented settlement housing thousands of internally displaced civilians who fled the country’s protracted conflict and are now stranded in a no man's land in Syria’s southeastern desert.

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