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Jordan at ‘boiling point’ over influx of war refugees



The Middle-East Asian country of Jordan may have reached it tethers end due to the unending influx of refugees into the country from neighbouring war-torn Syria.
According to King Abdullah the people of Jordan have reached ‘boiling point’ due to an overstretch of facilities caused by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees causing its nationals to suffer with schools, hospitals and jobs all under pressure. ‎

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“The international community would have to offer more help if it wanted Jordan to keep taking refugees. Sooner or later, I think, the dam is going to burst,” he warned.
Jordan has for decades welcomed people escaping wars on its borders such as Palestinians, Iraqis, and now Syrian refugees who reports say make up to nearly 20% of the population.
“For the first time,” King Abdullah says, “we can’t do it any more.”

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