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Camp to accommodate displaced Syrians opens this week
By Petra - Feb 12,2012 - Last updated at Feb 12,2012
MAFRAQ — Jordan will open a camp for Syrians seeking refuge in the Kingdom, in the Ribaa Al Sarhan area in Mafraq at the end of this week, Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) Secretary General Ahmad Amyan said on Sunday.
Infrastructure work has been completed at the 30-dunum camp, which has also been supplied with water and electricity services, he said.
According to Amyan, the camp’s opening has been delayed due to the lack of health and medical services, which will be made available in the next two days.
Over the past few months, JHCO rented houses in Mafraq to accommodate 700 Syrian families who fled their as a result of the increasing violence there.
The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Thursday received humanitarian assistance extended by the Austrian government for Syrian refugees.
The country’s first Syrian refugee camp is expected to open in the northern town of Zaatari near Mafraq, 80 kilometres northeast of the capital, within 48 hours, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Liaison Officer Ali Bibi said on Sunday.
The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Saturday distributed food packages to injured military personnel and their families in Mafraq Governorate.
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