Jordan Asks for EU’s Help to Cope With Syria Refugee Influx

Jordanian prime minister Fayez al- Tarawneh said the country needs help from the European Union to cope with an influx of refugees fleeing fighting in Syria.

“We face a serious problem in water supply but we do everything we can to help them,” al-Tarawneh said after meeting Cypriot president Demetris Christofias in Amman today.

Jordan needs support providing food and education for Syrian refugees, he said, according to a statement on the Web site of the Nicosia based Press and Information Office.

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