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Reference : V-P-JO-E-00199
Date : 10/06/2015
Country/Region : JORDAN; SYRIA
Caption : Azraq, Azraq Camp. An ICRC team doing phone calls to connect Syrian refugees with their families.
Photographer : ALI, Aya
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article of the 21st July 2015:

"With no let-up in the crisis, people continue to seek safety by crossing from Syria to Jordan. The majority enter Jordan through the country’s north-eastern border area, where the scorching summer heat now adds to their misery.

“I was forced to travel dozens of kilometres through the desert with scarcely any food or water,” explains Um Hussein, a Syrian refugee from Damascus. “It took me around 48 hours to reach Jordan. The journey was exhausting.”

To address the needs of the refugees, the ICRC provides the arriving Syrians, who stay initially at four ICRC-supported transit facilities, with essential assistance, including daily cooked meals, drinking water, hygiene items and basic medical supplies. Meanwhile, in Tal Shihab, the ICRC supports a field hospital run by the Royal Medical Services to provide medical assistance to war-wounded Syrians.


Restoring contact between family members

With support from Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS) volunteers, the ICRC offered free-of-charge international telephone calls so that around 8,000 Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq camps could maintain contact with family members in Syria and elsewhere.
Around 370Syrian refugees entering Jordan were able to send urgent “safe-and-well” oral greetings to family members in Jordan, Syria and neighbouring countries.
The ICRC issued 77 travel documents to refugees granted resettlement in third countries. [...]"
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