Jordan’s FM urges WFP to maintain support for Syrian refugees

DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi called on the World Food Programme (WFP) and other donors not to cut support for Syrian refugees due to the repercussions that could ensue.

In a tweet on Thursday, Safadi said, “We urge WFP & others cutting subsidies to Syrian refugees to reverse decision. Providing dignified lives to refugees is a global responsibility.”

By August 1, he said, “WFP will cut vital subsidies to Syrian refugees in Jordan. Other UN agencies & some donors are doing the same. We’ll not be able to fill the gap.”

Safadi stated that Jordan is seeking to consult with regional host countries to hold a meeting to develop a joint response to the decline in support for Syrian refugees from the World Food Programme and other donors.

He also called on the United Nations to work to enable the voluntary return of Syrian refugees, and until that happens, he emphasized the need to maintain sufficient support.

Reporting by Saad al-Yaziji