Salt: King of Jordan makes unannounced visit to refugee camp
King Abdullah of Jordan loading a box containing ready meals onto a helicopter during his visit to the Northern Command in Ajloun, as he follows up on the national effort to deliver services and goods to citizens caught in the snow storms through out the kingdom. [AFP]
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His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday made a surprise visit to Baqaa refugee camp and the Civil Defence Department in Salt as part of a series of visits to check on the situation of citizens in the wake of a wide-scale blizzard that paralysed public life.
In Baqaa, 13km north of Amman, His Majesty listened to a briefing on the situation of the camp after the snowstorm by officials from the Foreign Ministry’s Palestinian Affairs Department and the camp committee as reported by The Jordan Times.
He issued directives to supply people with all the relief aid needed, a Royal Court statement said.
In Salt, the King urged concerned authorities to coordinate their efforts to address the consequences of the three-day blizzard and directed them to keep opening the snow-blocked roads to facilitate a normal daily life.
King Abdullah on Monday visited the Jordan Armed Forces’ (JAF) Southern Region Command, a day after a similar visit to the northern military region the day before and an unannounced visit to the Interior Ministry’s command room on Saturday.
The Monarch directed officials to distribute foood assistance and all forms of help to areas worst hit by the storm that started Thursday.
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