The last day of the visit to Jordan was spent in Zaatari refugee camp situated close to border with Syria. The camp this year marked the tenth year since its opening after the conflict in Syria, and is today home to 80,000 people and is the largest refugee camp in the Middle East. The delegation received an orientation from the Syrian Refugees Affairs Department and UN and NGO humanitarian partners on the refugee response in Jordan and in Zaatari in particular. The briefings were followed by visits to a youth training project and a visit to a school inside the camp. The delegation also met with refugees living in the camps, to learn about the challenges they faced. Outside the camp the delegation visited the a community center where they hear from refugees of many different nationalities living in Jordanian urban areas. The visit to Zaatari gave the delegation insight into the Norwegian humanitarian support in Jordan and the important work done by the organisations in the camp.
After the visit to Jordan, the delegation continued their visit to Palestine and Israel. Read more about the visit here: Komitereise i Midtøsten - stortinget.no