King Begs for Help

September 26, 2013

According to AFP:

Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Tuesday pleaded for more support for the swelling number of Syrian refugees, warning that his country was overwhelmed.

Abdullah said that Syrian refugees already were the equivalent of one-10th of the Jordanian population and could reach 20 percent — or one million people — by next year.

“These are not just numbers. They are people who need food, water, shelter, sanitation, electricity, health care and more.

“Not even the strongest global economies could absorb this demand on infrastructure and resources, let alone a small economy and the fourth water-poorest country in the world,” he said.

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