Zaatari camp records second fire in less than week

Jordan

Published: 2023-09-16 12:29

Last Updated: 2024-05-28 02:00


Zaatari camp records second fire in less than week
Zaatari camp records second fire in less than week

A fire broke out in Zaatari camp on Friday evening, consuming two caravans, each measuring 30 square meters, according to a Roya correspondent. No reported casualties in the incident.

Civil defense personnel swiftly responded to the scene and worked diligently to control the fire, preventing it from spreading to nearby caravans.

The fire resulted in material losses, but no human injuries were recorded.

This comes less than a week after another fire broke out, where one individual was injured.

Zaatari camp, located in Jordan, was established a decade ago and initially provided tents to the first refugees who arrived to seek shelter from the summer's high temperatures. Over time, these tents have been replaced with 25,000 prefabricated shelters (caravans) supplied by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Despite a decade of existence, the camp's population has remained stable at approximately 80,000 residents, making it the largest refugee camp in the Middle East and one of the largest worldwide. It serves as a poignant symbol of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.