Canada commends Jordan support for Syrians

Zaatari camp. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Canada’s International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan commended Jordan and other countries in the region for hosting Syrian refugees, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

“Canada is committed to continuing its work with the international community and the Syrian side to end this crisis through a sustainable political solution,” Sajjan said in a statement released in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, on Tuesday.

Other nations Sajjan referred to included Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, according to Petra.

He announced the allocation of $229 million to fund humanitarian and development assistance to Syria and the region this year, explaining that $196 million of the total will go for food, water, sanitation, hygiene and health services.

The remaining $60 million will be spent on regional development, with a focus on empowering women, promoting gender equality, encouraging economic growth and climate protection, he added.

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