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JORDAN’S INTERIOR MINISTER, UNHCR OFFICIAL DISCUSS IMPACT OF SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

Jordan's Interior minister, Ghaleb al-Zoubi, discussed with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Jordan, Stefano Severe, the repercussions of the successive waves of refugees on Jordan, particularly from Syria.

They discussed support for Jordan, to deal with the prolonged Syrian refugee crisis and the close coordination between the Kingdom and the refugee agency, to deal with the urgent needs of the displaced people.

Al-Zoubi said, the adverse effects of the Syrian crisis on Jordan, in all aspects is "no secret," particularly the infrastructure, which had clearly been used-up, in addition to its impact on key resources of water and energy.

However, Jordan is taking this burden as a national, moral and humanitarian responsibility by its leadership and people, he said, adding that continuing this role requires a deeper and more serious look by the international community at the Kingdom's (limited) resources and potentials, particularly in the hosting communities.

During the meeting, al-Zoubi said, his ministry is committed to supporting the UNHCR's efforts in Jordan, to provide assistance to the refugees and mitigate the negative repercussions of the refugee problem on Jordan.

The UN official said, he appreciates cooperation between his agency and the interior ministry, and noted the facilities being provided to address the needs of the refugees.

He stressed that the UNHCR is actively pursuing to document the refugees, noting that the agency realises the magnitude of the burdens they posed on vital sectors and services.

The two sides agreed to maintain coordination and consultation, to ease the difficulties, arising from hosting the refugees

Source: NAM News Network