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JORDAN TO ALLOW ENTRY OF ONLY HUMANITARIAN CASES OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

AMMAN, - Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Mulki, said, on Wednesday, that, his country will not allow the entry of Syrian refugees, except for humanitarian cases.

"Jordan cannot bear the burden of any additional Syrian refugees anymore," Mulki said, at a meeting with German Development Minister, Gerd Muller.

The influx of Syrian refugees, who represent about 20 percent of the population, has caused social and economic problems in the country, he said.

However, he added, humanitarian cases will be allowed in and that the country's northern borders are considered a closed military zone.

"The world needs to know that, what Jordan tolerated is 10-fold more than what powerful countries, with more resources did for refugees," he said.

Mulki voiced appreciation for Germany's decision, to support Jordan with 273 million euros this year.

The German official stressed support for Jordan's efforts, to help the Syrian refugees, calling for honouring pledges made to provide aid to Jordan.

Source: Nam News Network