to Syrian activists residing in Jordan, the
number of Syrians stranded in the border region
has reached 5,000 as the Syrian authorities
continue to impose a six-week-old border
shutdown barring civilians from entering Jordan.
Meanwhile, various relief agencies have been
reporting some 500 new arrivals a day.
situation in Ramtha is witnessing a further
crisis represented in pouring of new Syrians to
this bordering city. The number of Syrians
placed in Al Bashabsheh building has reached
3000 individuals, which makes the government
consider seriously finding new lodgings to
accommodate more numbers of Syrians. Meanwhile,
cooperation agreements are underway between
Caritas and five local charity associations in
Ramtha to distribute more humanitarian
assistance items to needy Syrians who are not
hosted in Al Bashabseh complex.
cooperation with MCC, Caritas has been issuing
vouchers enabling displaced Syrians to receive
infant formula and baby diapers from a Caritas
affiliated pharmacy in Mafraq against these
So far, 30 needy Syrian families have benefited
from this assistance.
This comes as part of a prolonged plan that
seeks to deliver this assistance to 200 infants
for six months.
Meanwhile, case workers at Caritas registration
desk in Mafraq are continuing to receive Syrian
families and individuals who are willing to open
case files and consequently receive assistance.
The coordination with UNHCR registration of
Syrians is also keeping a steady pace as many
Syrians are getting appointments with UNHCR
through Caritas in Mafraq then resume their
registration procedures in Amman.