Syrian refugees waiting for their turn to enter a services facility area at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan | Credit: EPA
Syrian refugees waiting for their turn to enter a services facility area at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan | Credit: EPA

Jordan has received a total of 5.6 billion dollars in aid from the international community to support its efforts in hosting Syrian refugees, roughly 40 percent what it asked for during the London Conference.

Jordan has received a total of 5.6 billion dollars in aid from the international community to support its efforts in hosting Syrian refugees, government officials said on Wednesday. During the London conference, Jordan asked the international community for 14.11 billion dollars to cover costs for hosting more than 1.3 million refugees. Amman has urged the international community to honor commitments made to the kingdom during the London conference, but Amman says only 40 percent of its requests have been met so far. 


Syrian refugees account for up to 14.5 percent of Jordan's population 

Feda Gharaybeh, director of coordination and humanitarian aid in Jordan's ministry of planning, says that Jordan hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country in the world in relation to its population. She noted that Syrian refugees account for up to 14.5 percent of the kingdom's population. Since the start of the unrest in Syria early 2011, Jordan has received waves of refugees, the majority of which have moved to live in its main cities. The government says it is unable to continue subsidizing commodities and energy resources for hundreds of thousands of refugees. 
 

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