01 May 2015
A Cabinet minister in Jordan said that international aid had been repeatedly fallen short of Jordan’s needs for dealing with the influx of Syrian refugees, according to that he suggested that the kingdom might restrict their entry if the crisis exacerbates unemployment and poverty.
In addition to that the Planning Minister Imad Fakhoury had said on Thursday “When this starts to threaten our stability or security, then it is our sovereign right that we take the necessary measures to protect Jordan.”
Fakhoury said Jordan hadn’t reached that point yet, and He added, Jordan requested $2.9 billion for 2015, but only received 7.2 percent, with more money expected in coming months.
Jordan is one of five host countries for close to 4 million Syrian war refugees.