EU officials visit refugees in Jordan; pledge to advocate for more support


 EU parliamentary members who were on a visit to the Kingdom on Wednesday said they would return to their countries with a message to continue supporting children in Jordan.

“Our message will be clear during the Third Brussels Conference on the Future of Syria: Continue to support children in Jordan, including Syrian refugees,” said the European Parliament (EP) coordinator on child rights, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt.

Bildt and Chair of the Child Rights Intergroup at the EP Caterina Chinnici were in Jordan visiting children and their families at Zaatari refugee camp, home to 80,000 refugees.

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) travelled to Jordan to see how UNICEF, working closely with donors including the EU and the government, was supporting programmes to empower vulnerable children and youth.