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‘5,267 birth certificates issued to Syrians in Mafraq in nine months’

By JT - Oct 11,2015 - Last updated at Oct 11,2015

AMMAN — The Passport and Civil Status Department office in Mafraq Governorate has issued a total of 5,267 birth certificates to Syrian children in the last nine months, head of the directorate Abdullah Zayadneh said on Sunday.

The office only issues birth certificates to Syrian children upon requests submitted by their parents at the liaison office in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Zayadneh told the Jordan News Agency, Petra. Border Guards have received 178 Syrian refugees in the past 72 hours, an army source said Sunday.

The Border Guards transferred the refugees to shelters and camps while Royal Medical Services’ cadres treated the injured.

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