Syria: Italy donates hospital to refugee camp in Jordan

Italian FM-Civil Protection agreement; to go to Red Cross

20 September, 19:39

    Syrian refugee camp in Jordan Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, SEPTEMBER 20 - As part of the humanitarian assistance to alleviate the suffering of civilians fleeing the ongoing violence in Syria, the Italian Foreign Ministry and the Civil Protection Department signed an agreement Friday to build a prefabricated hospital in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, the Foreign Ministry announced. The 1,500 sq-m structure will be built by the end of the year by the Trento Autonomous Province government and will provide both emergency and specialist care to the approximately 130,000 Syrian civilians in the camp. Once completed, the hospital will be donated to the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent and will be managed by a consortium under the European Commission's Humanitarian Cooperation office, ECHO, in collaboration with the UNHCR. The initiative is part of a broader project at the European level announced during Foreign Minister Emma Bonino's and European Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva's visit to Jordan in June. (ANSAmed).

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