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US official visits Queen Zein Institute for Development

Jan 14,2014 - Last updated at Jan 14,2014

AMMAN — US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne C. Richard visited the Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development (ZENID), part of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), on Tuesday.

Richard and the accompanying delegation were briefed on JOHUD’s work and its programmes with youths and refugees in particular, a JOHUD statement said.

The organisation currently works in partnership with UNICEF and INTERSOS providing safe learning spaces for young refugees in seven of its community development centres in Irbid, Mafraq and Amman.

 Farah Daghistani, executive director of JOHUD, presented an overview of the organisation, which gives young people a strategic priority in its work.

JOHUD currently has 2,000 volunteers on its youth committees throughout the country, while 36,969 young people benefit from its youth programmes and projects, the statement said.

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