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At least 92 Syrian refugee children have been vaccinated by Saudi specialized clinics extending humanitarian and medical aid to al-Zaatari camp in Jordan, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Offering a wide-ranging program for medical assistance, the vaccinations were administered as a part of a regular program providing Syrian asylum seekers shots against contagious diseases to prevent the outbreak of epidemic in areas with concentrated populations.

Clinics Director General Dr. Hamed Al-Mufalani said that the Saudi abroad clinics have been providing integrated health care for Syrians in the camp within its medical programs aiming at protecting them from infectious diseases.
Hosting over 83,000 Syrian refugees, the Zaatari is located some 10 kilometers from Mafraq city in Jordan’s Mafraq Governorate.

The camp first opened on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011.

Earlier in 2017, many refugees registered great approval of the Saudi-led efforts, saying that they highly depended on them for medical assistance.

Medical director of the specialized Saudi clinics, Dr. Hamed Al-Maafalani, said clinics receive Syrian refugees every day, and provide necessary medical services in an organized manner via qualified medical cadres.

The clinics enjoy a good reputation at the camp among other organizations and Syrian refugees, he added.

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