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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