Jordan’s King Abdullah warns Syrian refugee ‘dam will burst’ if rich nations don’t take fair share

Adam Withnall
An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp on the Jordan-Syrian border, which houses 80,000 people (Picture: [copyright])© Provided by The Independent An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp on the Jordan-Syrian border, which houses 80,000 people (Picture: [copyright])The king of Jordan has warned his country could stop taking refugees from Syria if it is not offered more support by the international community.

Jordan says it is already hosting 1.27 million of the more than 4 million people who have fled Syria since the start of its civil war, and King Abdullah said the country was reaching “boiling point”.

He said only half of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian children in Jordan had been given school places, and said hospitals and jobs were also seeing unbearable pressure.

He told the BBC: “Sooner or later, I think, the dam is going to burst.” Jordan has been asked by the UN to take in those fleeing conflict in the region for decades. “For the first time, we can’t do it any more,” he said.

King Abdullah was speaking as Oxfam released a new analysis of the contributions to solving the refugee crisis from some of the richest countries in Europe and the West.

The charity analysed whether rich nations were doing their “fair share” both in terms of offering refugee places and donating funds.

Its study corroborated King Abdullah’s claim that the international community is not doing enough – finding that rich countries are only taking 28 per cent of the minimum number of refugees they should be.

The UK was highlighted as particularly underperforming, meeting just 23 per cent of its suggested refugee intake. It was nonetheless noted that Britain and the Netherlands were among the most generous nations financially, while Qatar and Saudi Arabia have significantly reduced funding.

Oxfam found that While Australia, France and Russia have increased their direct intervention in the conflict, this was not met with a corresponding commitment to international appeals. Russia provided just one per cent of its fair share to the appeals linked to the crisis in 2015, it found.

Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive said: “The world is failing the people of Syria. Countries must do more to help in Syria, in the region and in resettling the most vulnerable.” Britain specifically “can and should do more”, Mr Goldring said.

This week, the UN is seeking £5.4 billion in funding to provide aid for 22.5 million people in Syria and neighbouring countries, and King Abdullah said it was time for Jordan to be supported by the rest of the world.

“This week is going to be very important for Jordanians to see, is there going to be help – not only for Syrian refugees, but for their own future as well,” he said.

SOURCE:  http://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/world/jordans-king-abdullah-warns-syrian-refugee-dam-will-burst-if-rich-nations-dont-take-fair-share/ar-BBp0Qfr?ocid=UP97DHP

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  1. Yes, of course, more needs to be done for the Syrian refugees. However, much more needs to be done to stop the killing. An arms embargo would be a good way to start (but unlikely, as everyone just wants to earn $$$$$).

    • GOD CONDEMN AND CURSE ARMED GROUPS OR TERRORIST.

      International power should support the existing authority instead of the armed groups if you want peace soon as possible.
      I strongly urge Saudi Arabia do not take chance to go war in Syria, Allah will curse and punish you.

      If all of you do not follow God’s guidance, there is no permanent peace in Syria, Iraq, and Middle East for sure.

      THE WORD OF WISDOM OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH.
      Those who plot evils ( to topple the authority), theirs will be severe torment. And the plotting of such will perish. QS 35;10.

      Those who support the Armed rebels also will be punished.
      I urge strongly all armed groups or rebels to obey God’s laws,and existing authority. God will bless you with a good live, but if you reject , God will punish you severely..

      All citizen have to obey the existence authority, even you do not like or against your faith you have a right to protest peacefully.

      BIBLE.
      Everyone must obey the existing authorities, because no authority exists without God’s permission, and the existing authorities have been put there by God.Whoever opposes the existing authority opposes what God has ordered .Roman 13:1-2).

      This golden rule is found too in Islam or Al Quran as following;

      QURAN
      O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.QS 4;59
      HADITS.Listen and obey your authority, though he struck your back and take your wealth force (Muslim ).

      ( The Existing State authority can be Sunni,Shia,Christian,Jews, Hindu,Atheist etc has to be obeyed. no matter what )

      Now Turkey’s Erdogan will pay the high price of supporting the armed groups or rebels in Syria.

      The fruit of decades of hate teaching has been coming to the fruition now. Millions innocent people have been suffering, displacing and killed. Iam so sad ,pity, heartbreaking and embarrassing too as Muslim. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

      Love in the seed of peace and happiness, but hatred is the seed of the darkness and violence.

      With love

      • My view – enforced by my extended stay ‘in the heart of the crisis’ in Baghdad – is that the so-called Sunni-Shiah conflict is much more political than religious. Has any one ever heard of for instance a Saudi Sunni trying to ‘convert’ a Shiah with religious arguments? I have not. It is a local power play using – as usual – religion for political means.

  2. @ Rafiq–why you do not use the guide book, al Quran, to solve the problem….in Islamic countries. A Quran is not your guide book?

    This is the word of wisdom almighty Allah, He has provided a guidance for His people who are fighting each other.

    MY SUGGESTIONS TO POLITICAL & SPIRITUAL LEADERS OF ARAB COUNTRIES.
    From my perspective of Syria, Iraq, Libya issue.
    The fruit of decades of the hate teaching between extremist Sunni and Shia have been coming to the fruition since of 11/9 2001.
    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said; If you do good deed will come to you and if you do evil deed will come against you. Millions innocent people have been suffering and killed. I am so sad, pity, and heartbreaking.Enough is enough.

    This horrific conflict will not end soon until all political and spiritual leaders of Saudi Arabia and Iran obey Human Right, and treat all people fairly and equally regardless his belief, religion, race and ages.

    The root of conflict are in Saudi Arabia and Iran, as long as both countries still keep hating and judging each other, do not accept and respect each other, there is no peace in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, other Islamic countries. this is religious conflict just like conflict between Catholic and protestant 700 year ago.

    This religious conflict can be solved with the word of wisdom that Allah provided us in His Books;

    Let us hold firmly the word of wisdom of almighty Allah
    You may be sure that wisdom is good for your soul.Get wisdom and you have a bright future.Wisdom is offers you long life as well as wealth and honor. Wisdom can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it.

    Allah already warned in His books. Bible and Al Quran;
    The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), said: “None of you has faith until you love for your neighbour what you love for yourself.”
    These Golden Rules are found in Christianity, Judaism, and other religions.
    “Love your neighbor as yourself. If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
    These are the messages we must give the next generation.(our children and grandchildren) at home and schools.

    God condemn and curse the armed groups or armed rebels.
    Political leaders and spiritual leader from both side, Sunni and Shiia should accept the different interpretation of Islam, and respect one another, just like our old brothers Catholic and Protestant can live in peace, harmony and productive way, because both accepted the different interpretation and respected one another.

    No one or cleric is allowed to punish any body for sins as we are all sinner
    Except someone who commit a criminal act, Government should bring them to justice.

    In reality now, majority sunni or shia government oppress the right of religious minority like in Middle East, and Iran. This is not the true Islamic teaching. God condemn injustice or discrimination on the basis of religion,belief,race and gender.

    The best solution is;
    1. Majority lead government, but majority should/must protect the right of minority.
    2. And liberty with justice for all people, citizen, equality, non discrimination on basis of race, religion, gender.
    3.Freedom of religion, expression.
    4. Secular-democratic system, and separation of state and mosque, Church.
    5. Love your neighbor as you love your self, or love all people, no incite hatred. Jihad, and martyr.

    GOVERNMENT HAVE TO PROTECT THE RIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL OR MINORITY AS GOD COMMANDED IN BIBLE AND AL QURAN;

    Allah commanded people to protect the right of INDIVIDUAL OR MINORITY in Bible and Al Quran :

    And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak,are ill-treated (and oppressed)? Men, women, and children, whose cry is: “QS. 4:75.
    These Golden Rules are found in Christianity, Judaism, and other religions.
    Speak up for people who can not speak for themselve. protect the rights of all who are helpless.speak for them and be a righteous judge.protect the right of the poor and needy. Proverb 31:8.

    ALL CITIZEN HAVE TO OBEY THE EXISTING AUTHORITY EVEN YOU DO NOT LIKE OR AGAINST YOUR FAITH.

    Say: “O Allah, O Lord of the Kingdom, You give kingdom to whom You will, and take kingdom away from whom You will; and You bestow honor on whom You will, and bring disgrace to whom You will. In your hand lies the betterment (of everyone). You are surely powerful over everything. QS 3;(26.
    BIBLE.
    Everyone must obey state authorities, because no authority exists without God’s permission, and the existing authorities have been put there by God.Whoever opposes the existing authority opposes what God has ordered .Roman 13:1-2).
    AL QURAN.
    Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:59).
    HADITS.Listen and obey your authority,though he struck your back and take your wealth force .( Muslim ).

    ALLAH CONDEMN AND CURSE THE ARMED GROUPS OR ARMED REBELS.
    Those who plot evils ( to topple the authority), theirs will be severe torment. And the plotting of such will perish. QS 35;10.
    Those who support the Armed rebels also will be punished.
    I urge strongly all ARMED REBELS obey God’s laws,and existing authority. God will bless you with a good live, but if you reject , God will punish you severely..
    All citizen have to obey the existence authority, even you do not like or against your faith, BUT you have a right to protest peacefully. or you can go to other countries as Prophet moved to Ethopia.

    Those who do not obey Allah and Authority will be punished and their life will be disgraced in this world, punished severely on Hereafter. More than one million people will live in suffering because they do not obey Authority and Allah laws.
    As Allah said;
    If you do evil act and reject the God’s law, God will bring on you disaster, confusion, and trouble in everything you do, until you are quickly and completely destroyed, This disaster will be with you until you die. Deuteronomy 28;20.

    These are the core of Islamic teaching from Allah swt. If we obey these laws, we can live in peace, harmony, and prosperity. The world will be better place to live.
    We Muslims are the ones who need to change. It is a Muslim problem that needs a Muslim solution. More moderate Muslim must speak up to ask all extremist Clerics to stop killing innocent people, gay-lesbian, blasphemy, Shiia, and infidel.

    Stop inciting violence, JIHAD, stop accusing other beliefs are infidel, kafir, or enemy of Islam, stop feeding hatred toward other religions and other tradition in mosque. Instead of teaching hatred, teach them LOVE, TOLERANCE, FORGIVENESS, AND RESPECT DIFFERENT FAITHS.

    Peaceful Muslim around the world have to Speak up – for justice for all people regardless the race, religion,and gender.

    CHRISTIAN ARE MORE MATURE AND WISER THAN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES.
    We should learn from Christian conflict between Catholic and Protestant in the past in Europe, 700 years ago,hundreds thousand people died and millions people left their home and escaped to other countries.

    Now both communities Catholic and Protestant can live in peace, harmony, prosperity and productive way because both sides accepted the differences and respect one another.

    Allah said.The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allâh, that you may receive mercy. O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at group,it may be that the latter are better than the former;QS49;10.

    This Golden rule is found in Christianity and Jews or in Bible

    Allah said:
    How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God’s people to live together in harmony in this beautiful world we share together.Psalm 133;1.
    Love your neighbor as you love yourself, if you are really love Allah, but you hate your brothers, you are a big liar.

    So, love all people even they do not share your faith, like Christian, Jews,Budha, Hindu, atheist and Gay-Lesbian without discrimination at all.

    Love and justice for all, equality, tolerance and respect the different faith are the core of Islamic teaching from Allah swt.

    We must give freedom of religion, but where we disagree we must give love,compassion, and forgiveness, instead of judgment and condemnation.
    The best service to God is to promote cooperation and friendship between humans.
    And those who pray “Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous.”(74)

    Those are the ones who will be rewarded with the highest place in heaven because of their patient constancy; therein shall they be met with salutations and peace QS 25;(75).

    These are the messages should be taught to the next generation and grandchildren
    With all my love.

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