EU to provide $20m humanitarian aid to Jordan

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The European Union (EU) announced it will provide $136million as humanitarian aid to Syria and neighboring countries, including $20 million to Jordan, Petra News Agency reported.
During a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp, Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, on Thursday said, "Jordan bears the consequences of hosting 620,000 Syrian refugees, in addition to Palestinian and Iraqi refugees (who came to the country) a long time ago," while stressing that Syrian refugees are in need of protection and assistance.
Andrew Harper, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) representative in Jordan, briefed Stylianides about the general situation in the Zataari camp and the services provided to the refugees in partnership with the government of Jordan.
Despite its limited resources, a strained economy and overstretched services and infrastructure, Jordan kept open its borders to the Syrian refugees, and works within its potential to alleviate the plight of the displaced living in the Kingdom's territory, said UNHCR official.

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