UN official visits Jordan, discusses challenges facing Syrian refugees

Joyce Msuya
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AMMAN — UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Joyce Msuya visiting Syria and Jordan between May 15 and 20 is expected to meet with senior government officials in the two countries, as well as representatives of humanitarian organizations and donors, to discuss challenges Syrian refugees face, according Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

She also plans to visit humanitarian projects and discuss with affected communities the challenges they face, according to a UN statement. Eleven years of conflict in Syria resulted in “huge suffering” for the civilians, says the UN statement.

“The number of people in need is now more than at any time since the beginning of the conflict, with 14.6 million people needing assistance and protection this year,” a UN spokesperson said.

In a joint statement, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said that “the solution to the crisis must be political”.

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