UNHCR: Japan offers financial aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan

The Government of Japan has allocated an additional $1 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for the 2020 to carry out further activities within the community centers in the Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps for Syrians.

The UNHCR said in a press statement on Wednesday that the funding is part of Japan’s long-term support for Syrian refugees in Jordan, with the aim of continuing to provide refugees with vocational training.

Dominik Bartsch, UNHCR representative in Jordan, said: The people of Japan understand why refugees in Jordan still need our support, as refugees of all age groups can learn to show their creativity and be active members in the society, and we appreciate the important role of the Agency and its efforts in providing various services such as protection and medical care, and training to find work for Syrian refugees.

Source: Jordan News Agency