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Bishop Lahham Pays a Visit to Zaatrai Camp


Latin auxiliary Bishop Maroun Lahham, on Wednesday expressed his appreciation for the Jordanian humanitarian efforts in hosting and giving shelter to the Syrian refugees.

During a visit to Zaatari refugees’ camp, he said that Jordan has always been a safe haven for refugees who find security and stability on its soil, expressing the Church institutions’ readiness to provide its educational, humanitarian and health services and continue cooperation to provide all possible services.

Bishop Lahham said that daily prayers are performed for continued stability in Jordan as well as restoration of calm and tranquility in the Arab region, particularly in Syria.

Bishop Lahham met with Mr. Mohammed Naser Al Kilani, Director of Public Relations at the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) office in the camp.

Mr. Al Kilani gave a brief on the camp conditions and the services provided to the refugees that include water, electricity and food, in cooperation with local and international charity and humanitarian organizations and commended the current cooperation with Caritas Jordan.



The Bishop also visited the Moroccan and French field hospitals that are offering quality medical services to the Syrian refugees, in cooperation with JHCO.
Bishop Lahham was escorted by Father Francis Shahin, the Priest of the Latin Church in Mafraq, Father Refaat Bader, Director of the Catholic Centre for Studies and Information, Mr. Wael Suleiman, Executive Director of Caritas Jordan in addition to a number of Jordanian volunteers and a delegation of volunteers from Caritas Milano in Italy.

Bishop Lahham distributed Ramadan parcels and Eid Al Fitr presents to a number of the camp’s children who expressed happiness despite their current living conditions





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