- Gerry Simpson: It's been a painful year for Syria's 6 million refugees
- Jordan is not alone in shutting down its border to Syrians, he says
Gerry Simpson is senior researcher and advocate for Human Rights Watch's Refugee Program. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)It's been a long, painful year for Syria's 6 million refugees, as well as for Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, which are buckling under the pressure of hosting three quarters of them. But June 21, the longest day of the year, turned out to be particularly drawn out for a group of refugees who have been stuck in the desert at the Jordanian border.