Jakarta: Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine Andy Rachmianto paid a visit to a Palestinian refugee camp in Talbiyah on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to hand over a medical transportation unit donated by several Indonesian medicine and food companies.
The donation was initiated by the Indonesian Drug and Food Supervisory Agency (BPOM) in cooperation with the Jordan Hasehmite Charity Organization (JHCO) and Medical Aids for Palestine (MAP), the Indonesian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, noted in a press statement on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
The refugee camp houses around 25 thousand displaced Palestinians.
"Indonesia always cares for and supports the Palestinian people, including those being accommodated in refugee camps," the Indonesian ambassador remarked.
According to the Indonesian diplomat, the BPOM and several pharmaceutical and food companies were able to amass funds reaching US$117 thousand during a fund-raising event for Palestine.
In addition to the medical transportation unit, the remaining funds will be utilized by JHCO to procure food, winter clothing, and medical equipment for Palestinian refugees.
Palestinian refugees and those called internally displaced persons (IDP) constitute the largest and longest-standing case of forced displacement in the world today. Some 40 percent of the refugees in the world presently are Palestinians. Palestinian refugees, or internally displaced persons, constitute some 74 percent of the Palestinian population of over nine million.
Some 80 percent of all Palestinian refugees reside outside camps operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Some 4.6 million refugees were registered with the UNRWA in 2008. Nearly one-third of them live in 58 recognized refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. (Antara)