Monday, 26 June, 2017

At Refugee Camp, UN Ambassador Haley Vows More Aid for Syrians

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks with Syrian refugee children during a visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp Jordan Sunday UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Vows Support for Refugees
Carlton Santiago | 29 May, 2017, 05:08

Most of the programs helping the refugees are funded by the US, and Haley says even though President Donald Trump wants to cut foreign aid, these programs will continue.

Haley said last week that the USA administration would continue to support countries on the front line of the refugee crisis.

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, continued her first overseas trip since taking her current position with a visit to Za'atari camp, one of the largest Syrian refugee camps in Jordan on Sunday. The "Searching for Syria" site launched on Monday and will be featured on the Google home page "in selected countries", according to a press release from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The Verge says.

"Jordan has reached the limit of its capacity to cope with the burden of hosting Syrian refugees", Fakhoury said in a statement following a meeting with visiting US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Nikki Haley, center, USA ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi in Amman, Jordan on Monday, May 22, 2017. The U.S. Ambassador noted that she will discuss these issues with senior Jordanian officials with whom she will meet during her two-day visit.

Earlier, Haley visited the Al Zaatari camp in the northern governorate of Al Mafraq and was briefed on services provided to refugees and Jordan's efforts in this regard.

Nikki Haley, center, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, meets with Iraqi and Syrian refugees in an after school program partially funded by the USA in Amman, Jordan on Monday May 22, 2017.

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