Jordan attends Brussels Sixth conference on Syria

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Zaatri camp. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan is attending an international conference designated for supporting Syria and the region as a result of the fallout of the Syrian civil war, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The two-day gathering, entitled the ‘’Sixth Brussels Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region,’’ opened in Brussels on Sunday. It is organized by the EU.

The meeting, which coincides with the 12th year of the Syrian conflict, seeks to boost international support for Syrian refugees and their host communities in the region through increased humanitarian aid and bolstering economic recovery in the Middle East.

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh is representing Jordan at the conference. Al-Mamlaka said.

It said Shraideh will brief attendees on challenges facing Jordan as a result of the crisis on its northern border and urge continued global support for the Kingdom, being one of the largest hosts of an estimated 670,000 Syrian refugees registered with the UN.

Jordan hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians at the beginning of the crisis in 2011, including the 670,000 refugees registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. More than 5 million Syrians have been displaced in the conflict and scattered across many countries, including Jordan.

Discussions Monday will provide a unique platform for civil society organizations in Syria with refugee-hosting nations, countries involved in the Syria response, the EU, and the UN.

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