King Abdullah: Jordan needs international help over refugee crisis

By REUTERS
February 2, 2016 12:22

 
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Jordan's King Abdullah says his country needs long-term aid from the international community to cope with a huge influx of Syrian refugees, warning that unless it received support the "dam is going to burst."

In an interview with the BBC aired on Tuesday, King Abdullah said the refugee crisis was overloading Jordan's social services and threatening regional stability. Jordan has already accepted more than 600,000 U.N.-registered Syrian refugees.

"Jordanians are suffering from trying to find jobs, the pressure on infrastructure and for the government, it has hurt us when it comes to the educational system, our healthcare. Sooner or later I think the dam is going to burst," he said.

Prof. Hillel Frisch of Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, “Jordan has always been a subsidized state, and lived on international aid flows.”

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