Published: 2019-08-18 16:57
Last Updated: 2019-08-18 17:39
Members of the Anti-Vagrancy Department at the Ministry of Social Development managed to seize 114 beggars during 36 campaigns held in Amman since the beginning of August, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.
Director of the Department, Maher Kloub said that around 45 beggars were seized during Eid Al Adha holiday, with JD 1,446 in their possession, where each one of them received around JD 32 per day.
Kloub said that around 72 adults were caught, including 32 males and 40 females, while 42 juveniles were seized, including 32 males and 10 females.
He pointed out that 19 beggars of non-Jordanian nationalities were seized.
Kloub called on citizens not to deal with beggars, stressing the need to deliver donations and charity to the licensing authorities so that they are given to those who deserve them.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Social Development Ashraf Khreis said that several forms of begging have been practiced recently, where beggars ask for people's sympathy to get money.
Khreis also pointed out that the social studies carried out by the Ministry showed that beggars use easy ways to make money and not because they suffer from poverty.