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Queen Mathilde has ended her humanitarian trip to Jordan

Queen Mathilde has ended her 2-day humanitarian visit to Jordan. On 24 October Queen Mathilde arrived in Amman, Jordan for her 2-day visit to the country. The trip was focused on the humanitarian assistance of refugees. Queen Mathilde was in Jordan as UN Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The first day kicked off with a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. Her Majesty wished to show her support. The next stop was at the Zaatari refugee camp, the largest refugee camp in Jordan. The camp is situated close to the border with Syria and accommodates around 80,000 people. Belgium financially supports the healthcare and mental healthcare of the refugees in the camp. Her Majesty was shown around by the UN employees. As honorary president of Unicef Belgium Queen Mathilde then visited the Makani Center for Syrian refugees. There she learned more about the education and psychological support given to the children. Afterwards she rounded off her field visit with a home visit to a refugee family. There she talked with the family about integrating into local Jordanian communities. In the evening Queen Mathilde headed to the Belgian Embassy in Jordan to attend a reception given in honour of her visit to the country. Later that evening Queen Mathilde met with Queen Rania to have dinner in Beit Al Urdun. Instead of wearing one of her favorite designers, Queen Mathilde made a fashion statement by wearing a white/red dress made by Jordanian women with local fabrics.

Afterwards, she rounded off her field visit with a home visit to a refugee family. There she talked with the family about integrating into local Jordanian communities. In the evening Queen Mathilde headed to the Belgian Embassy in Jordan to attend a reception given in honour of her visit to the country. Later that evening Queen Mathilde met with Queen Rania to have dinner in Beit Al Urdun. Instead of wearing one of her

Later that evening Queen Mathilde met with Queen Rania to have dinner in Beit Al Urdun. Instead of wearing one of her favourite designers, Queen Mathilde made a fashion statement by wearing a white/red dress made by Jordanian women with local fabrics.

The next day Queen Mathilde had an appointment with the heads of the UN agencies working with the Jordanian government to talk about the refugee crisis and the humanitarian aid. After that, Her Majesty was received by the Prime Minister of Jordan Hani Al Mulqi.

In the meantime, Queen Rania drove herself to a showroom in Amman. She waited in her car until Queen Mathilde arrived. The two Queens went to visit a project of the Jordan River Foundation. Queen Rania is Patron of the foundation. The foundation is active in the fight against child abuse and socio-economic assistance to women. At the showroom women can learn all kinds of subjects and develop their talents. That day Queen Mathilde’s oldest daughter Princess Elisabeth celebrated her birthday. Queen Rania clearly didn’t forget that as she brought along some presents (a scarf) for Elisabeth. In the late afternoon it was time for the Queen to head back to Belgium. Hopefully, she was home right on time to congratulate her daughter in person.

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