On 3 June 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, embarked on a two-day visit to Amman, where he announced that EC will provide additional assistance of 50 million euro to Jordan to alleviate the impact of the high influx of refugees from Syria. The additional assistance will focus on strengthening Jordanian institutions, in particular in the areas of education services for Syrian refugees. 25 million euro from the announced additional support will be mobilised very quickly and will help Jordanian authorities in educating Syrian refugee children in Jordan. Out of this support 5 million euro will be allocated to UNICEF to continue the education of Syrian refugee children in the Jordanian refugee camps. A further amount of 25 million euro will be made available in the coming months and will mainly support the Jordanian government in providing health services to refugees.
During his stay in Amman, Štefan Füle met with several representatives of the Jordanian government. PHOTO