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Arab League delegate calls for further aid to Jordan in refugee crisis

Jan 05,2014 - Last updated at Jan 05,2014

AMMAN — The international community has to extend a helping hand to Jordan as it continues to host hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, the Arab League secretary general’s envoy for humanitarian relief, Sheikha Hessa Al Thani, said on Sunday.

Sheikha Hessa and the director of the family and children’s department at the Arab League, Inas Mekkawi, were briefed on the social, health and economic challenges facing the Kingdom due to the influx of Syrian refugees during a meeting with ministers of planning, social development and health Ibrahim Saif, Reem Abu Hassan and Ali Hiasat, according to a statement sent to The Jordan Times.

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