Hope ‘appropriate conditions’ prevail for refugees return – Interior minister

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AMMAN — Interior Minister Mazen al-Faraya said on Thursday that he hopes the “appropriate conditions” will be available that will lead to the return of Syrian refugees to their country after providing them with care in Jordan, according to a report in Al Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

He said that the Zaatari refugee camp alone houses 80,000 displaced Syrians, noting that countries need to provide their share within the national response plan for Syrian refugees.

During a visit to the Zaatari camp, Faraya pointed out that the number of Syrian refugees inside and outside the camps in Jordan exceeds 600,000, of whom 129,000 reside in camps.

Faraya stressed the need to reorganize camp shops and to monitor the health conditions of refugees inside the Zaatari camp.

During a meeting with dignitaries inside the camp, Faraya was presented with demands related to the management of the camp, adding that he will study those demands positively.

The funding for Jordan’s response plan to the Syrian crisis alone amounts to $220.7 million out of a total of $2.43 billion for the Syrian crisis for this year, at a rate of about 9.1%, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

Jordan has hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, including 669,922 refugees registered with the UNHCR up till August 15, out of more than 5 million Syrian refugees in the region.

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