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Syrian refugees in Jordan in urgent need of humanitarian help

February 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

Chief of moral guidance department in the Jordanian army Colonel Odeh Shdefat affirmed on Friday that Syrian refugees need extra assistance during the current bad weather.

Shdefat said that the Jordanian border forces are now helping refugees facilitate their entrance into Jordan. He said that the violent weather, where heavy snow and rain are falling, meant that the refugees are in urgent need of extra food, clothing and medical aid.

He also said that border forces offer as many primary needs as possible to the refugees along the border, which extends to about 378km. He said that all Jordanian forces are on alert to help Jordanians in need, too.

Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, more than 550,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Jordan. In addition, more than 600,000 Syrians migrated to Syria before the revolution.