Thousands of Syrians have set up camp on the Jordanian border

By Bethan Staton | Sky News Online|

The escalating conflict has displaced tens of thousands

Jordan and Israel have been urged to open their borders after a renewed offensive forced some 300,000 Syrians to flee their homes.

Bombing by the Syrian government, backed by Russia, has broken a months-long ceasefire in rebel-held areas of southwest Syria and displaced residents are becoming stranded in ad-hoc camps near the borders.

The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) describes the situation in the camps as “severe”, with a lack of shelter, no regular access to drinking water and healthcare in dusty desert conditions and temperatures of up to 45C.

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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.