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Kingdom’s shared border with Syria a major security challenge — Majali

By Petra - Mar 20,2014 - Last updated at Mar 20,2014

AMMAN — Jordan’s shared border with Syria constitutes a major security challenge to the Kingdom, with security forces exerting double efforts to control the borders and prevent smuggling attempts, Interior Minister Hussein Majali said on Thursday at a meeting with UNHCR Representative to Jordan Andrew Harper.

The increasing number of Syrian refugees in Jordan has depleted the Kingdom’s already limited resources, Majali added, calling on the international community to increase its assistance.

 Expressing gratitude for Jordan’s humanitarian assistance to the Syrian refugees, Harper said the UNHCR will increase its support to the Kingdom in this regard.

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