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Rainwater floods tents in Zaatari camp
By Petra - Nov 13,2012 - Last updated at Nov 13,2012
AMMAN — Rainwater on Monday flooded tents at the Zaatari Refugee Camp.
Anmar Hmoud, the government spokesperson for Syrian refugee affairs, said the Ministry of Public Works and Housing and the concerned parties should have paid more attention to the rocky area near the eastern section of the camp, which caused water to flow into the tents.
UN Refugee Agency Liaison Officer Ali Bibi said the tents at the camp were built according to international standards and are waterproof, noting, however, that the UNHCR will work on improving the tents.
Also Monday, the UAE Red Crescent distributed foodstuff and in-kind support to around 300 families in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, in cooperation with the Jordanian Red Crescent.
The UNHCR received the last batch of prefabricated trailers donated by Oman to the Zaatari Refugee Camp on Monday.
A total of 413 Syrians entered the Kingdom on Tuesday night, according to Anmar Hmoud, government spokesperson for Syrian refugee affairs.
Civil Defence Department (CDD) personnel early Monday evacuated around 120 Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp after rain flooded their tents, an official source said.
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