x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Life-saving donations for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Syrian refugees in Jordan have received more than Dh734,000 in life-saving assistance, made by Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the wife of Sharjah's ruler.

Syrian refugees in Jordan have received more than Dh734,000 in life-saving assistance. The donation was made by Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the wife of Sharjah's ruler, chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and advocate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Last Friday, the UNHCR announced that the total number of Syrian refugee children reached one million. It highlighted the need to provide urgent assistance for education and living conditions.

"Children make up more than half of the Syrian refugee population," said Imran Riza, the UNHCR's regional representative to the GCC.

"Most are living in very dire conditions and perhaps worst of all, their futures are very much in limbo."