Published: 2018-07-03 10:22
Last Updated: 2018-07-03 10:40
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghuneimat, explained that closing the Jordanian-Syrian border went ahead for security reasons, due to the presence of a number of terrorists amongst the displaced Syrians. Not to mention that the Kingdom is no longer capable of hosting further refugees, she noted.
In her statement to Al Jazeera network, Ghuneimat argued that options available to Jordan are bound within pursuing negotiations between opposing parties in order to resolve the conflict and halt bloodshed, assuring that positive signs of potential agreements are on the horizon, for the issue is closely monitored by politicians, security officials and military personnel.
She further explained that Jordan is fully aware of its humanitarian duty towards helping Syrians who fled war atrocities. As of last weekend, Jordan has been delivering food and aid supplies to strained refugees. A field hospital has also been built with an operating room, an ICU room and 12 beds. And a second field hospital is currently under construction.
In the past couple of days, Jordan has allowed 12 wounded Syrians, who needed medical attention, into the country, some of which were treated and accordingly sent back home, while the rest were admitted to Al-Ramtha Hospital to receive treatment.
“Jordan is facing this humanitarian crisis on its own, whereas the international community and its relief agencies are almost absent,” Ghuneimat concluded.