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Jim Yong Kim calls for more aid to help Jordan

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said here that the aid from international community to Jordan to deal with the influx of Syrian refugees is disappointing, after he visited the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees.

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The international community needs to do more to help Jordan, which is shouldering heavy burdens due to the increasing influx of Syrians into the country who now represent about 20 percent of the kingdom's population, Kim said in a press conference in the capital Amman.

"All those who care about the stability and peace in the Middle East need to take action and increase aid to Jordan," said the World Bank chief. He added that the World Bank is committed to continued support.

Jordan is home to some 1.3 million Syrians, of whom about 600, 000 are registered as Syrian refugees.

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