Syria

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 23rd October 2013.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development 11:30 am, 23rd October 2013

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I think that for some countries the total is possibly in excess of 70%. In Jordan, for every refugee who is in the Zaatari camp, there are four outside it. We are therefore working very closely with Governments such as Jordan’s through the World Bank trust fund that we helped to set up—we launched it when I was at the World Bank just a couple of weekends ago—to make sure that we have the investment in infrastructure and public services that the host communities need to be able to support not only their own day-to-day lives but those of the many people who have arrived in their midst.