JORDAN SAYS SYRIAN REFUGEES COST OVER $7 BILLION
AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 16 – Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, said, the Syrian refugees influx has cost the country more than seven billion U.S. dollars, since 2011.
Ensour said, Jordan suffered great consequences, in light of the influx of large numbers of Syrian refugees, which have exceed 1.3 million.
“The influx of Syrian refugees impacted all sectors in the country, including health and education,” the prime minister said, at a conference on refugees, security and development in the Middle East.
“The Syrian crisis is an unprecedented one. It brought destruction and chaos, to the whole region and millions of Syrians were made either displaced, in their own country, or refugees in neighbouring countries or in Europe,” said Ensour.
The prime minister said, the conflicts in the Middle East created humanitarian crises and it will take a long time to address these crises that affect sustainable development in the region