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Lebanon, Jordan to coordinate on refugee crisis

Lebanon, Jordan to coordinate on refugee crisis

April 14, 2014

BEIRUT: Lebanese and Jordanian officials will discuss ways to coordinate on the Syrian refugee crisis when Social Affairs Minister Radhid Derbas visits Amman this week.

Derbas will travel to Jordan Monday on a three-day trip when he will hold talks with Jordanian officials and representatives of Arab and international organizations, the National News Agency reported.

Derbas is scheduled to hold a meeting with Jordan’s Interior Minister, Hussein al-Majali, and to visit the Zaatari refugee camp on the border with Syria, which hosts around 100,000 refugees.

During his trip to the camp, Derbas will meet with officials from the UNHCR.

The minister will also hold talks Wednesday with Jordanian Foreign Affairs Minister Naser Joudeh to "coordinate each country’s stance on the political level with regards to the Syrian crisis," the state-run agency said.

The number of refugees in Lebanon has hit the one million mark while Jordan hosts some 588,900, according to U.N. figures.


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