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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Syria conflict: Jordanians 'at boiling point' over refugees


King Abdullah of Jordan says his country is at "boiling point" because of an influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Ahead of a donor conference on Syria, the king told the BBC that there was enormous pressure on Jordan's social services, infrastructure and economy.
"Sooner or later, I think, the dam is going to burst," he warned.
He said the international community would have to offer more help if it wanted Jordan to keep taking refugees. The UN is seeking $7.7 billion to fund aid operations for 22.5 million people in Syria and neighboring countries next year. However, only 43% of its 2015 appeal for $2.9 billion was funded. (Read More