Swedish royals visit refugee camp in Jordan
Moon Desk: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden on Thursday visited Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp for Syrians, the Jordan News Agency reported.
During their tour, the royals, who were escorted by Jordanian Princess Rym Ali, were briefed on the services provided to refugees by the camp administration, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN International Children’s Emergency Fund, and the World Food Program, particularly in the areas of education and food.
The king and queen paid a visit to Hind Bint Amr School to learn first-hand about the educational services offered to the camp’s children. Students discussed their future goals and school administrators pointed out the ongoing improvements being made in teaching methods.
The royal couple also toured the site’s community center and met with a family from the camp who told them about the refugees’ primary needs and the challenges they faced.
They also met a refugee student studying at a private university and expressed their admiration for her achievements.