Syrian refugee crisis has depleted Jordan’s resources - Farrayeh

azraq refugee camp Al-Azraq refugee camp
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AMMAN —  The Minister of Interior Mazin Al-Farrayeh, met in his office on Monday, September 11, with the regional director of the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the Middle East and North Africa, Othman Belbeisi, and their representative in Jordan, Tima Kurt.اضافة اعلان

Farrayeh emphasized the role Jordan plays through hosting its large population of Syrian refugees, which relieves this pressure from other nations. He stressed this alongside the massive drop in aid and funding from the international community to aid in supporting this refugee population.

He said that the Syrian crisis has depleted natural, economic, healthcare, and educational resources, as well as infrastructure, water, and energy sources due to the increased pressure on these resources originally designated to serve a limited number of Jordanian citizens.

Migration and Jordan
Farrayeh said that understanding migration is a top priority for the Jordanian official authorities, which are dedicating their attention and care to it through the Migration Governance project.

The Ministry of Interior and relevant authorities have established a unified database to identify migration patterns, whether they are legal or illegal, regular or irregular migration, as well as combating human trafficking and human rights.

He affirmed that the goal of establishing the database is to formulate evidence-based policies by providing accurate information and indicators resulting from this data.

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