EP Delegation on Refugees from Syria in Jordan (recorded 13/02/2013): - meeting with the Jordan authorities - meeting with the jordan Red Crescent representatives

Type: News   Reference: 91618   Duration: 00:03:48  Lieu: Jordan
End production: 13/02/2013   First transmission: 13/02/2013
A delegation of four MEPs of the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has traveled to Jordan this week to meet the refugees who fled the conflict in Syria. The aim of this visit is to assess the refugee crisis and to evaluate the help that can be offered by the EU. There, they had the opportunity to meet with the Jordan authorities. Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR (S&D), head of the delegation, condemned the use of violence against the Syrian civilian population and violation of their human rights and called for an increase in humanitarian support to end this problem, praising the efforts of Jordan in hosting and providing humanitarian relief and urging them to keep their borders open. The delegation visits the area in this moment that Jordan is receiving, according to a report of the UN Refugee Agency, a massive increase of refugee arrivals: more than 242,000 Syrians are registered or awaiting registration in Jordan, and the daily number is expected to increase steadily. In an EP debate on 12 December 2012, MEPs called on the EU to show solidarity and come to the aid of Syrian refugees, instead of leaving all of them to Syria's neighbours. So far, the numbers of applications have remained relatively moderate in the EU. However, the EC has encouraged member states to consider assigning places within their national quotas to refugees originating from Syria.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Driving view. Streets of Amman, official delegation going to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:00:15 Exterior views of the Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Amman; (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:00:27 Official delegation arrival , close up with EU Flag (2 shots) 00:00:00
00:00:27 Official delegation arrival , close up with EU Flag (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:00:37 Handshake EU Delegation European Parliament Members, is welcomed by the Head of Protocol. 00:00:04
00:00:41 Entering the meting room , handshake with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affaires of Jordan, views during the meeting (8 shots) 00:00:42
00:01:23 Exterior view of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (2 shots) 00:00:14
00:01:37 Official delegation arrival (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:01:47 Entering the meeting room handshake, EU Delegation European Parliament Members, meets with Saleh Karabsheh, Secretary general of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation; views during the meeting (4 shots) 00:00:24
00:02:11 Exterior view of the Ministry Interior (2 shots) Views during the meeting between EU Delegation European Parliament Members, with, Secretary general of the Ministry of Interior (3 shots) 00:00:26
00:02:37 Exterior view of the Jordanian Red Crescent (2 shots) 00:00:08
00:02:45 Logo of the Jordanian Red Crescent 00:00:07
00:02:52 Views during the conference (3 shots) 00:00:08
00:03:00 SOUNDBITE (English) Mohammed Mozlqq AL-HADED, President of the Jordanian Red Crescent “In Jordan we have more refugees than we have Jordanians. If you consider the percentage of refugees in Jordan, if there will be accordingly in any European country or in the US, it will be in millions and they can not really cope with. Yet, Jordan has been hospitable opening its gates to all kind of influxes of refugees, also trough the years”. 00:00:31
00:03:31 Views during the conference (4 shots) 00:00:17
00:03:48 END 00:00:00
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