• Short Summary

    CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS ARE MAKING A GREAT EFFORT TO MAKE IT A "HAPPY CHRISTMAS" FOR THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS REFUGEES IN JORDAN.

  • Description

    CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS ARE MAKING A GREAT EFFORT TO MAKE IT A "HAPPY CHRISTMAS" FOR THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS REFUGEES IN JORDAN. THE REFUGEES - BOTH MOSLEM AND CHRISTIAN - ARE FACING A BLEAK HOLIDAY PERIOD. THE CHRISTIANS AWAIT CHRISTMAS AND THE MOSLEMS, RAMADAN, ONE OF THE GREAT ISLAMIC FEASTS. ONE TYPICAL REFUGEE CAMP IS THE GHOR NIMREEN CENTRE NEAR AMMAN.

    THE CAMP UNFORTUNATELY HAS BEEN HIT BY HEAVY RAIN AND THE GROUND HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A VIRTUAL RIVER OF MUD. THE REFUGEES, ALL OF THEN TENT DWELLERS, WILL BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE THEIR HOLY DAYS WITH GIFTS DONATED BY THE CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS. TRAFFIC CONTINUES ACROSS THE JORDAN RIVER BETWEEN ISRAEL AND JORDAN BY MEANS OF A TEMPORARY BRIDGE. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE NO PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC THIS CHRISTMAS AND NONE OF THE FAMILIES SEPARATED BY THE RIVER WILL BE SPENDING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD TOGETHER. IN AMMAN, NUNS AT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING GIFTS WHICH THEY CAN DISTRIBUTE AMONG REFUGEE CHILDREN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEN8O295REPC7JUXXHOEVKE0RS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEN8O295REPC7JUXXHOEVKE0RS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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