ヨルダンに不法入国したシリア人避難民は200人

パスポートを持たずに不法入国し、ヨルダン当局に保護されているシリア人の数。前の記事その23



'Authorities protecting 200 Syrians who fled violence'

http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=42061
7 October 2011
By Hani Hazaimeh

AMMAN - Around 200 Syrian citizens who entered Jordan illegally are currently staying under the protection of authorities, a government official said on Thursday.

The official, who spoke to The Jordan Times on condition of anonymity, stressed that the government does not consider Syrians residing in the Kingdom to be refugees, but rather guests who left their country temporarily because of the current unrest there.

"Syrians citizens do not need a visa to enter the country. Since the situation began, the flow of passengers coming to Jordan has increased for security reasons. However, many of them are well off and are taking care of themselves financially," the official said, dismissing news reports claiming that the government plans to set up a refugee camp for Syrians near the northern city of Mafraq.

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Deputy Representative Arafat Jamal, the agency has been approached by the government regarding the Syrian citizens' status.

"We have been in constant coordination with the Jordanian government and they approached us to see if we would be ready to provide any assistance needed in the case of setting up a camp near the Jaber border to host the Syrians," he said, stressing that while there are no plans thus far, the agency is ready for any emergency that may arise.

Earlier this week, Jamal said the UNHCR is working closely with the Jordanian government to assist Syrian citizens fleeing the violence in their country.

Currently, the agency is providing frequent assistance to about 1,000 Syrians, but the UNHCR has no exact figure of how many Syrians have come to Jordan since the violence there started earlier this year, he said.

"There are two groups of Syrians who came to Jordan in pursuit of safety: the ones who crossed the border with legal documents and those who jumped over the fence and were received by Jordanian authorities," he explained, emphasising that the agency offers assistance to both categories with no discrimination.

The Kingdom's public schools have already accepted hundreds of Syrian children, and the government has even allowed those who do not hold official papers to enter private schools provided that their families bring the documents by a set deadline.

ブログ気持玉

クリックして気持ちを伝えよう!

ログインしてクリックすれば、自分のブログへのリンクが付きます。

→ログインへ

なるほど(納得、参考になった、ヘー)
驚いた
面白い
ナイス
ガッツ(がんばれ!)
かわいい

気持玉数 : 0

この記事へのコメント

この記事へのトラックバック