Japan helps Syria and Jordan with Iraqi refugees

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March 1, 2007 15:15

 
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Japan has granted Syria and Jordan US$4.5 million (€3.4 million) in emergency aid to help the two countries cope with the inflow of Iraqi refugees, the Japanese Embassy said in a statement Thursday. The aid will be channeled to both countries through the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR. Syria will get US$3 million (€2.7 million) of the amount, with the rest going to Jordan. The embassy said the funds were Japan's contribution to "easing the burden which Syria has shouldered since hosting a considerable number of Iraqi refugees." The statement said the funds would go to health and education assistance for the refugees, as well as individual support to the most vulnerable groups, such as women having to take care of their entire households. The money was also meant to ease the administration in registering and tracking refugees.

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