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Jordan Mobilizes to Evacuate 61 Citizens from Conflict-Stricken Gaza

Thu 21 Mar 2024 | 05:08 PM

On Thursday, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that efforts are underway to evacuate 61 Jordanian citizens from the Gaza Strip back to Jordan.

These evacuations come as a part of Jordan's ongoing efforts to safeguard its citizens amidst the escalating conflict in Gaza, with the evacuees being allowed exit through the Rafah border crossing into Egypt.

Ambassador Dr. Sufian Al-Qudah, the ministry's spokesperson, highlighted the involvement of a dedicated team from the Jordanian Embassy in Cairo, stationed on the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing. This team is instrumental in managing the evacuation process, ensuring that the Jordanian citizens are received upon their exit from Gaza, provided with the necessary assistance, including medical care, and transported to Jordan as swiftly as possible. The embassy has arranged for buses to facilitate their travel from the crossing to the Nuweiba port and onwards to Cairo, from where they will be expedited back to the Kingdom.

The ambassador stressed the commitment of the Jordanian team to remain at the Rafah crossing to oversee the safe return of its citizens, providing comprehensive support throughout the process.

As of now, the total number of Jordanian individuals registered for evacuation since the onset of the current conflict in Gaza is 1,247, with 764 successfully evacuated thus far. Ambassador Al-Qudah has reiterated the ministry's call to any Jordanian nationals still in Gaza, urging them to reach out to the Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate for any needed assistance, which is available 24/7.