Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Syria: EU Commission, 50 mln extra to help Jordan

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JUNE 04 - The European Commission will
provide additional assistance of 50 million euros to Jordan to
alleviate the impact of the high influx of refugees from Syria,
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy,
Stefan Fule, announced during his visit to Amman.
''Jordan is playing a vital role in providing support and
hospitality to the Syrian refugees in their time of need'' Fule
said. ''We realise the burden this creates on Jordan's resources
and the resulting enormous strain the country is put under. The
EU remains deeply committed to assisting the Jordanian
Government in its response to the refugee crisis'' declared the
Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy.
The additional assistance will focus on strengthening
Jordanian institutions, in particular in the areas of education
services for Syrian refugees. 25 million from the announced
additional support will be mobilised very quickly and will help
Jordanian authorities in educating Syrian refugee children in
the country. Out of this support 5 million will be allocated to
UNICEF to continue the education of Syrian refugee children in
the Jordanian refugee camps. A further amount of 25 million will
be made available in the coming months and will mainly support
the Jordanian government in providing health services to
refugees. The announcement of an additional 50 million
constitutes a significant increase and brings the total amount
of financial assistance provided by the European Commission to
Jordan in relation to the Syrian crisis to 137 million since its
outbreak. (ANSAmed)

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