Jordan to deport 750 Sudanese nationals
A Sudanese refugee from Darfur stands amid tents during an open-ended sit-in outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Jordanian capital Amman. (AFP/File)
Jordanian authorities deported approximately 750 Sudanese nationals on Wednesday morning, local media reported.
The deportees were escorted by security forces to Queen Alia International Airport where they would be forcibly returned to Sudan.
In late November Jordan's Sudanese population began camping out in tents in front of the UNHCR building in Khalda to protest what they view as discrimination by UN agencies, reported the Jordan Times.
Thousands of Sudanese men and women fled to Jordan to escape the conflict and wars of Darfur in western Sudan. According to the UNHCR there are some 4,000 Sudanese refugees registered in Jordan, accounting for 0.5 per of the total refugee population.