A Syrian refugee child sits next to his grandmother while peeling eggplant for dinner, outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. The number of Syrian refugees stranded in a remote desert area known as "the berm," on the Jordanian border has tripled to 12,000 since last month, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.