Jordanians rush 26 trucks of aid to southern Syria

Trucks loaded with humanitarian supplies for displaced Syrians, wait at the Jordanian border. (Reuters)

AMMAN: Jordanians have shifted from demanding that their government opens the border for their neighbors fleeing the violence in southern Syria to collecting food and essential items to send to them where they are.

Abu Ayham, a government employee, told Arab News that he was energized to help collect food parcels and water for Syrian refugees when he discovered that a local charity had access. “When I found out that this charity had a permit to transport humanitarian aid to south Syria, I called friends and neighbors and we initiated a collection mostly made of canned food and bottled water,” he said

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.