Souf, Jerash camps send aid to displaced Syrians across Jordan border

Residents of the Souf and Jerash Palestinian refugee camps sent two trucks on Tuesday (July 10th) laden with humanitarian aid to Syrians displaced in the areas across the border with Jordan, The Jordan Times reported Thursday.

The camps' administrators said refugees, though in need of assistance themselves, "rushed to help their brothers out of solidarity". They said that some of them even donated half of the few things they have.

Since the start of the Syrian government's bombardment campaign on opposition-held parts of the southern Daraa province on June 18th, Jordanians across the kingdom rushed to collect donations to help the Syrians who had fled their homes.

Residents of the two camps filled the trucks with collected foodstuffs that were then sent to the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO)'s storage facility in Mafraq, said Jerash camp head Odeh Abu Hussein.

"The committee [formed to gather the donations] collected only foodstuffs that do not need to be cooked as the stranded Syrian brothers do not have any cooking equipment," said Abu Hussein.

The residents of the Souf Palestinian refugee camp collected canned food, dates, water bottles and blankets, according to Abdul Muhsin Banat, head of the camp's committee.

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