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Jordan to carry out aid projects in support of Palestinian refugees

A convoy carrying medical and food in aid in Gaza on 18 July 2014 [Hatem Omar/Apaimages]
A convoy carrying medical and food in aid in Gaza on 18 July 2014 [Hatem Omar/Apaimages]

The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) yesterday started carrying out healthcare projects in aid of Palestinian refugees in Jordan, local news agency Petra reported. The aid projects are funded by the National Indonesian Zakat Agency.

JHCO Secretary-General Ayman Al-Mifleh said in a press release that the aid projects include medicines, medical equipment and establishing new specialised clinics.

The aid project targets the refugee camps of Jerash, Marka, Al-Wehdat and Talbieh. The Jerash refugee camp, known locally as the Gaza camp, hosts 37,000 Palestinians refugees who are served by only two clinics run by UNRWA and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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The Marka camp, known locally as Hittin, hosts more than 54,000 Palestinian refugees and includes four medical centres; two are run by UNRWA while the others are managed by the Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Al-Wehdat and Talbieh will see the opening of new optical and ENT clinics.

HJCO signed a cooperation agreement with the National Indonesian Zakat Agency in July to carry out medical and educational projects in support of Palestinian and Syrian refugees.

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