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JAPAN OFFERS USD 15 MILLION FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES IN JORDAN

TOKYO, Japan, Mar 28 (NNN-PETRA) - Japan will extend USD 15 million, in emergency grant aid, for emergency health and medical care assistance, to Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan, the Foreign Ministry announced, Tuesday.

According to the ministry, due to the lengthy crisis and further deterioration of the situation in Syria, the number of Syrians displaced to Jordan has been increasing.

"As there is a social and psychological tension between the Syrian refugees, representing approximately 10 percent of the population, and their host communities, this emergency grant aid is to provide the health and medical care assistance, both for Syrian refugees in Jordan and their host communities' Jordanian inhabitants," it said.

The aid will be provided through the World Bank's Global Concessional Financing Facility, which was launched by the World Bank last Sept, to provide a concessional finance to the middle-income countries, shouldering incremental financial burden, due to exponential refugee influx.

At the UN General Assembly last year, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, announced a support amounting to about USD 100 million, to the World Bank's Global Crisis Response Platform, and this aid is a part of the implementation of the commitment.

Source: NAM News Network