Civil Liberties delegation to Jordan (13/02/2013): extracts from press conference
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Event date 13/02/2013
Short description Visit of a delegation of four MEPs of the EP Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs to Jordan. - Views of Amman - Statements by Juan Fernando LOPEZ AGUILAR (S&D, ES), Head of Delegation - Statement by Hubert PIRKER (EPP, AT) - Statement by Judith SARGENTINI (Greens/EFA, NL) - Statement by Marian-Jean MARINESCU (EPP, RO)
Duration 05:05
Reference 91639
Background - Extracts from the press conference

A delegation of four MEPs is visiting Jordan to meet refugees who have fled the conflict i n Syria and to see at first hand the conditions on the ground. The aim of this visit is to assess the refugee crisis and what help the EU can give to meet these exceptional challenges. The UN Refugee Agency reported a massive increase in arrivals of refugees in Jordan in January.

Head of the The Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs delegation, is Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, Spain), other members are Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, The Netherlands), Hubert Pirker (EPP, Austria) and Marian-Jean Marinescu (EPP, Romania). On the agenda is the visit of main Zaatari refugee camp, 12 km from the Syrian border, the Mafraq transit facility and the Thnebe border crossing, as well as visit of registration centres for asylum seekers and home visits to Syrian refugee families living in Jordan. The delegation is holding in-depth discussions with the Jordan authorities, international organisations and non-governmental organisations operating in the country.

For mor information read press release: MEPs to visit refugee camp at the Syria-Jordan border
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Format 16:9
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