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NON-STOP AID TO COUNTRIES HOSTING SYRIAN REFUGEES URGED JORDAN

AMMAN, Jordan - King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussain of Jordan, has said, it is important that influential world powers exert more efforts, to ensure that aid continues to countries hosting Syrian refugees, foremost of which is Jordan.

During a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, attended by Queen Rania, he said, Syrian refugees account for 20 percent of Jordan's population. The king reviewed Jordan's efforts to host the displaced Syrians, expressing his appreciation for the UNHCR in this endeavour, to enable it to deal with the economic and developmental repercussions of the refugee crisis. He added, "Jordan looks for further cooperation with the UNHCR, to alleviate the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on host communities in the kingdom," according to Jordan's News Agency (Petra).

Grandi, who is visiting as part of a regional tour, commended Jordan's tremendous efforts to hosting Syrian refugees and provide humanitarian and relief aid to them, reiterating the refugee agency's commitment to supporting the kingdom's capacity in this field.

The meeting was attended by the Royal Court chief, the deputy premier and minister of foreign and expatriate affairs and the director of the King's office, Petra reported.

Source: Nam News Network