Japan offers aid to Jordan to improve water sector amid influx of Syrian refugees

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-12 02:31:40|Editor: yan
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AMMAN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Japan on Thursday offered about 22.4 million U.S. dollars in aid to Jordan to improve the water supply conditions in the northern areas of the kingdom hosting Syrian refugees.

The aid is the second phase of a Japan-funded project, named "Urgent Improvement of Water Sector for the Host Communities of Syrian Refugees in Northern Governorates," according to Japanese Ambassador in Amman Shuichi Sakurai.

Jordan has one of the lowest levels of water resource availability, per capita, in the world. Water scarcity has been exacerbated by influx of some 1.3 million Syrian refugees.

Jordan's government has repeatedly called for more international support to countries that host Syrian refugees.

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