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суббота, 29 октября 2016 г.

Queen of the Belgians Mathilde is in Jordan

Queen of the Belgians Mathilde is in Jordan on Monday and Tuesday, where it provides a working visit under the sign of caring.

In January 2016, she hosted to lunch Queen Rania of Jordan came to plead the cause of Syrian refugees in Brussels. Then, with her husband the King of the Belgians Philippe, she had received in May of that year, the Jordanian royal couple as part of their state visit to Belgium. This time it is the turn of the Mathilde queen to tread the land of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The young woman of 43 years stayed there this Monday 24 and Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Nothing to do with a state trip together with her royal husband. Mathilde is part of a tour of humanitarian work, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo.

Mathilde visited the Zaatari refugee camp

On his first day Jordan, Queen of the Belgians discovered in Mafraq camp Zaatari refugee, the largest in the Middle East and the fourth largest city in the country, whereas before July 2012 the site where it operates was a desert. Today there live 80 000 Syrian refugees. Mathilde of Belgium visited a clinic run by the High Commissioner for Refugees, went into the house of a family, met with children and adolescents, as well as workers from humanitarian organizations. "In his capacity as defender of Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, the Queen pays special attention to education and children's health and economic empowerment of women," said the Palace.


This joint working visit of Queen Matilda and the Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation focuses on the issue of hosting Syrian war refugees in the region and the humanitarian support provided by Belgium."Sudinfo.be" relates that Alexander De Croo announced Monday, October 24 that Belgian cooperation has expanded its humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, from 6 to 10 million euros. "These additional funds will go to Unicef, the Red Cross and to" cash voucher "or cash paid directly to refugees," explains the Belgian media that said that more than 650,000 refugees are registered in Jordan with the United Nations High Commissioner and that 20% of them live in camps.






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