Thailand offers $200,000 to aid Syrian refugees

Breaking News January 09, 2016 18:56

By The Nation

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Thailand will provide US$200,000 (Bt7.3 million) to aid Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, the Foreign Ministry said.

Each country that had taken in some of the more than 3 million Syrian refugees since 2011 would receive $100,000, said the ministry’s Department of Information director-general Sek Wannamethee.

Thailand has previously provided humanitarian aid to unrest-affected Middle Eastern countries such as in 2014 when it granted $200,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees and the Palestine Red Crescent Society.

Thailand also granted $100,000 to the Yemen Red Crescent Society to aid war-affected Yemenis, Sek said.


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