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France to Send Medical Team to Jordan-Syria Border for Refugees

August 06, 2012

France is sending a military surgical group and a medical team to Jordan to care for refugees from Syria, President Francois Hollande said in a statement.

The medical assistance, which has obtained Jordanian authorization, will be sent immediately, according to today’s statement.

Several hundred thousand refugees now are in countries bordering Syria, of whom 120,000 are registered with the United Nations High Commission, according to the statement.

Hollande has given the Ministry of Defense and Foreign Affairs Ministry in coordination with the Interior Ministry responsibility for installing the medical facilities by the end of the week in Jordan along the Syrian frontier, the government said.

Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius will travel to Jordan on Aug. 15 and to other countries in the region, according to the statement.

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