New football pitch for refugee camp

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Added On September 13, 2017

Young Syrians living in Jordan's largest camp will have something to distract them from refugee life.
 
On Tuesday, the Asian Football Development Project and the UEFA Foundation for Children teamed up to provide the camp with a brand new artificial football pitch.
 
Let's have a look.
 
The new facility is made with artificial turf, and will provide thousands of residents the opportunity to have fun.
 
Joined by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, the pitch was officially opened by Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein at a ceremony.
 
More than 200 girls and boys aged from 10-13 living in the camp attended the opening event, eager to try out the new pitch.
 
Stefano Severe, UNHCR representative in Jordan said that such project helps bring together communities.
 
SOUNDBTIE: STEFANO SEVERE, UNHCR representative in Jordan:
"This is one of the first pitch of such a size ever in a refugee camp in the whole world, so it's a unique project. Of course we hope now that we will be able to have similar pitch in Azraq camp and we are also very grateful that the foundation is also doing projects in Jordanian host communities, because we find its very important that 80% of the Syrian refugees live amongst Jordanians, there are over 330,000 children and  44,000 here in Zaatari camp, such project help bring communities together."