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How Jordan’s decision to integrate Syrian refugees is paying off

By France24
10 March 2021   |   7:00 am
It's been almost 10 years since the start of the Syrian conflict. A quarter of the population has been forced into exile – mostly to neighbouring countries like Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. Few have returned to Syria. Jordan still hosts 1.5 million refugees, according to authorities. Until relatively recently, Syrian refugees were forbidden from working there legally. But under pressure from the international community, the kingdom changed its laws to allow Syrians to be employed in agriculture, construction, hospitality and industry. Our correspondents report.

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