50 Syria migrants stranded on Morocco-Algeria border

2017-04-27 16:00
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Rabat - A group of around 50 Syrian migrants have been stranded since last week in the Moroccan-Algerian border zone with neither country granting them access, activists say.

"Separated into two groups, they are surviving under very difficult conditions thanks to help from some activists and the local community," said Moulay M'hamed Ammari.

He said the volunteers were providing some food and blankets "but this is not enough".

A woman in the group gave birth in the rugged terrain on Sunday with the sole assistance of activists on the telephone.

Morocco last Friday accused Algeria of expelling 55 Syrians across the frontier near the desert town of Figuig, in the latest row between the North African rivals whose border has remained closed since 1994.

Algiers has denied it expelled the group.

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