36 Jordanians evacuated in last 2 days: Foreign Ministry

Amman, Mar. 23 (Petra) — 36 Jordanians have been evacuated over the last two days, according to the Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. The Ministry had previously announced that 61 individuals had started the process of being evacuated from the Gaza Strip to Egypt via the Rafah crossing the day before yesterday.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Sufyan Qudah stated that today, 18 of the 36 Jordanians who were evacuated from Gaza to Egypt were transferred to the Kingdom via the Rafah crossing on board a ship owned by the Arab Bridge Maritime Company, working with the Ministry of Transport. The ship arrived at the port of Aqaba from Nuweiba.

Qudah added that the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority welcomed them, offered assistance and medical care, and relocated those who desired to the capital, while 18 Jordanians arrived in Cairo.

According to Qudah, 799 Jordanians were evacuated from Gaza to the Arab Republic of Egypt via the Rafah crossing, out of 1,247 on the ministry’s list.

He emphasized that since the beginning of the evacuation efforts from Gaza, a team from the Jordanian embassy in Egypt has remained on the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing to oversee the evacuation operations of Jordanians who are currently residing in Gaza and to offer them any kind of assistance in a manner that ensures their security and safety. Additionally, he emphasized the need to keep up evacuation efforts using all available methods for as long as they are needed.

He reiterated the invitation to Jordanians residing and present in Gaza to contact the Ministry’s Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs to request help around the clock at the following numbers:

00962799562903 or 00962799562471
00962799562193 or via email:
[email protected].

Petra// AF
23/03/2024 21:09:52