FRI 23 - 6 - 2017
Date: Jan 13, 2017
Source: The Daily Star
Jordan seeks $7.6 billion over 3 years for Syria refugees
Associated Press
AMMAN, Jordan: Jordan says it needs $7.6 billion through 2019 to deal with the fallout from the six-year-old Syria crisis, including hosting 650,000 refugees.

The appeal was presented Thursday to diplomats from donor countries.

Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki said the 2016 aid appeal was only half funded and urged donors to do better this year.

Some 5 million Syrians who fled civil war at home have found refuge in neighboring countries, including Jordan.

With the refugees facing protracted exile, Jordan and the donors last year adopted a new approach to aid. For example, Jordan has allowed more refugees to work and the EU has granted improved trade terms to boost Jordan's economy.

Finland hosts a U.N.-organized Syria conference on Jan. 24 that will hear aid appeals, including from regional refugee hosts.

Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment

Enter the security code below*

 Can't read this? Try Another.
Related News
900 Jordanian militants fighting in Syria and Iraq: senior official
Jordan king reshuffles Cabinet, keeps PM
Four Jordanians given death penalty over drugs killing
More Jordanians die in new clashes
Jordan special forces take out gunmen after attacks kill 10
Related Articles
Jordan’s bet on nuclear power is risky
Jordan’s strength is also its weakness
Migrant workers in Jordan face abuse
Jordan uses jihadism to silence dissent
Jordanian jihadists are on the rise
Editor In Chief & Webmaster : Nazih Darwish
Copyright 2017 . All rights reserved