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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.

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