Jordan king: We’re at ‘boiling point’ on Syrian refugees
By Matt Wanderman
Jordan’s King Abdullah says that his country is at its “boiling point” over the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have been arriving on the borders.
In a BBC interview, the monarch explained that Jordan’s social services, infrastructure and economy are under a tremendous amount of pressure. “Sooner or later, I think, the dam is going to burst.”
He then claimed that, if the international community wants Jordan to continue accepting refugees, it must provide more money.
The United Nations has asked for $7.7 billion in order to help Syrians over the coming year, though the body was only able to raise $1.2 billion or the project in 2015, less than half of its intended goal.
Jordanians are unsure of how to handle the increasing number of asylum seekers arriving at their borders. A quarter
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