Caring for Syrians strains Jordan’s finances

Government unable to continue medical services for refugees at state-run hospitals without increased foreign aid.

Last month the Jordanian government suspended all free healthcare services to Syrian refugees at state-run hospitals because it could no longer afford it.

Many Syrian refugees travel from other towns or cities to get to hospitals in Irbid because an international humanitarian organisation provides free medical services to them.

Without foreign aid, the Jordanian government says it cannot continue its free medical care for Syrians.

Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El Shamayleh reports from Irbid. 

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