EU Commissioner visits Syria refugees in Amman 370.
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NEW YORK - A coalition of Jewish groups is providing more than $100,000 in
aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The Jewish Coalition for Disaster
Relief, which is made up of 14 organizations and coordinated by the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, convened Thursday in New York to allocate
the money to several groups providing aid to Syrian refugees in refugee camps in
Jordan, a JDC spokesman told JTA.
The money is going to the Jordanian Red
Crescent, which is the kingdom’s version of the Red Cross; Israel Flying Aid,
for food distribution; World Jewish Relief, which is working with the Save the
Children program in one of the refugee camps; and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society (HIAS), for resettlement work.
Approximately 1 million refugees
from Syria’s two-year-old civil war have fled in roughly equal numbers to
Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.