Jordanians rush to help displaced Syrians across border

Relief aid collected, part of which already sent as PM visits area

By Raed Omari – Jul 02,2018 – JORDAN TIMES

Ramtha youth help load trucks with relief aid to send across border to stranded Syrians on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Muthanna Zoubi)

AMMAN — Citizens in Ramtha and Mafraq have been collecting donations to be sent to Syrians displaced in the areas across the border with Jordan as a result of the ongoing bombardment campaign on Syria’s Daraa province.

Citizens in the northern border town of Ramtha said that 30 trucks full of supplies were waiting for authorities’ approval to head towards thousands of Syrians inside their war-torn country near the border line.

Following a field visit to the northern frontier on Sunday, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz unveiled a national aid campaign to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people inside their country.

On his Twitter account, Razzaz said that the campaign would be administrated through the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation with the aim of unifying all relief efforts and sending urgent assistance to the “Syrian brothers inside their country”.

Muthanna Zoubi from Ramtha told The Jordan Times that citizens from his town and from Mafraq on the northeastern border with Syria had been gathering donations since Saturday to be sent to the Syrians fleeing the government forces’ offensive, supported by Russia, Iran and Shiite militias, against rebel-held areas in the southern province of Daraa that began on June 19.

“Donations include medicine, child milk, huge amounts of canned food and mineral water, clothes and blankets,” Zoubi said, adding: “Some people have even brought their household blankets, pillows and mattresses.”

He also said that no Syrians from those on the border areas near his town have entered Jordan, adding that the “army has allowed the entry of six critically injured Syrians who are now receiving treatment at King Abdullah  University Hospital.”

Zoubi said that sounds of explosions from Daraa have been less loud during the past two days compared with previous days, attributing the reason to the tentative “ceasefire” the Syrian army gives for reconciliation efforts.      

The government said on Saturday that it has sent convoys of cross-border humanitarian aid to the Syrian people displaced in the Syria’s southern province of Daraa.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was quoted in the international press Sunday as saying that the number of people who have fled Syria’s southwestern city of Daraa to the border areas near Jordan and Israel, due to fierce attacks by Syrian regime forces, now stands at some 198,000.


4 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Allah is not cruel to (His) servants.

    Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allâh, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself.QS 4;79.

    Whosoever does a good deed, it is for his ownself, and whosoever does evil, it is against (his ownself). Then to your Lord you will be made to return. QS 45;(15)

    That is due to what your hands sent ahead, and that Allah is not cruel to (His) servants.” QS 8;(51)

    And We will certainly make them taste the nearer punishment before the greater punishment, so that they may return. QS. 6 : (21).

    Suppose King Jordan supported the existing authority President Assad instead of rebels, Jordan would not get trouble.

    Unfortunately King Jordan with its allies ( Saudi, US) supported Syria Sunni Rebels was agains Allah commandment. Every citizen and countries has to obey the existing authority.

    Now to late— Jordan has to receive the burden of refugee.
    A wise leader always look at tohimself if there is something wring, but afoolish always blame othersz Proverb Daud
    All love ❤️

    • Poor King of Jordan had little choice in the matter as he knows that USA and Israel can destabilize anyone who does not obey and stop the flow of funds, their own and the oil-Arab funds.

      • Rafiq— as you ever said here that Jordan people are lazy and cannot create jobs for themself.

        God’s warning:
        Those who work hard has the power but those who lazy become slave of richer.

        I agree with you that King Jordan are the slave if Saudi, US.

        My question to you Rafiq;
        Why Jordan people cannot create jobs why they are lazy?
        I want to hear from you Rafiq. Hopefully you are a honest Ahmadiyyah Muslim.

        All love ❤️

      • I did not say that Jordan people are lazy. It is more complicated than that. In fact most are highly educated. As there are insufficient jobs in Jordan they go to the Gulf and Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for jobs and send money back home. May be you are referring to the fact when I said many Egyptians are working in Jordan on low paid jobs and Bangladeshis in textile factories. The problem is ‘structural’. The textile factories can only compete internationally by paying low wages. If they would pay the Jordan ‘usual’ wages they could not compete. Same thing with agriculture may be. Creating jobs? Yes, that is the main challenge. IT jobs are being created but for full employment manufacturing jobs would need to be created, manufacturing jobs that would pay properly, not the textile workers slave labour salaries. Sorry, I am not sufficiently expert in this. Who can help?

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