Government to give refugee assistance to Jordan & Lebanon


BANGKOK – The government is preparing to give cash aid to Jordan and Lebanon for use in the refugee assistance program.

Director-General of the Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sek Wannamethee disclosed that the Thai government would be offering 200,000 dollars to the governments of Jordan and Lebanon to help relieve their burden. Jordan and Lebanon are providing shelter to more than three million Syrian war refugees.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sek Wannamethee

Mr. Sek revealed that Thailand had been closely monitoring the situation in Syria since the crisis erupted in 2010 and was aware of the need to help with the relief mission.

He added that the country previously gave humanitarian aid to countries affected by unrest such as Yemen and Palestine. The assistance, carried out in the name of Thai people, is part of the government’s humanitarian policy for foreign nations.