BEIRUT

Middle East

Deraa governor says displaced should return

BEIRUT: The governor of Deraa said Wednesday that displaced residents should return to the southern province, where several thousand housing units are slated for construction. 

Khaled al-Hannous, quoted by state news agency SANA, said that contracts had signed on to build 3,000 housing units, with priority going to the province’s displaced. Hannous said six temporary aid centers established by the government, along with dozens of “private centers,” would help ease the return of people who fled the conflict-stricken area. 

SANA quoted a government official who said that 80,000 had fled Deraa province during the country’s uprising. 

Hannous said his offices were issuing personal identification papers for returnees and accused the Jordanian authorities of confiscating the documents in order to continue receiving aid money and use “false numbers (of refugees) for political and media exploitation.”

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 30, 2014, on page 8.

Recommended

Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here