Jordan moves to protect Syrian refugees from cold

Syrian families have been transferred from the north to the east of the country due to fears of flooding.

Jordan moves to protect Syrian refugees from cold
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
 Jordanian authorities on Wednesday transferred several Syrian refugee families from the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in northeastern Jordan to another camp in the country's east due to fears of flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

Given recent harsh weather conditions, camp officials believe the families would be safer in eastern Jordan's Al-Azraq camp.

Interior Ministry spokesman Ziad al-Zoghbi, for his part, said preparations were currently underway at the camps in case of an emergency caused by the wave of cold weather currently affecting the region.

Al-Zoghbi did not, however, give the number of Syrian refugee families to be transferred to the Al-Azraq camp.

Some 1.4 million Syrians currently live in Jordan, including 650,000 who are registered with the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR).

Syrian refugees have flocked to the Hashemite Kingdom since the eruption of civil war in their country more than three years ago.

 

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