Jordan calls for more int'l aid for hosting Syrian refugees

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-5-13 8:47:01

Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Sunday urged more international aid for his country to deal with the increasing influx of Syrian refugees, state-run Petra news agency reported.

Judeh said the international community should shoulder its responsibility in helping Jordan, which now hosts more than 530, 000 Syrian refugees.

The minister expressed appreciation for the EU's aid in this regard at a meeting with Kristalina Georgieva, European commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response.

For her part, the EU official said the bloc is rallying support to collect 65 million euros (some 84.4 million US dollars) to help the Syrian refugees in Jordan and will continue to support the country in this cause.
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