Minister Baird Meets Jordan’s King Abdullah

Minister Baird Meets Jordan’s King Abdullah

August 11, 2012 - Amman, Jordan - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today met King Abdullah II of Jordan. King Abdullah and Minister Baird discussed Canada and Jordan’s strong bilateral relationship, the crisis in Syria and Jordan’s contribution to the international humanitarian response: hosting thousands of Syrian refugees.

During his trip to Jordan, Baird announced Canadian contributions toward efforts to aid Syrian refugees, including $1.5 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Programme to feed Syrian refugees, including those in Jordan; $2 million in medical supplies for Syria to enable more responsive and better treatment of Syrians in need of urgent medical care; and $6.5 million to help meet Jordan’s needs as it responds to the crisis.

Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, over 140,000 people have fled to Jordan.

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