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Stefan Löfven visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan

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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, a temporary home to 80 000 Syrian refugees. During his visit Mr Löfven met those living in the camp and visited a recreation centre for children and young people. He also met with UNHCR staff and management in Zaatari.

Photo of Stefan Löfven when he visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan
Stefan Löfven visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, a temporary home to 80 000 Syrian refugees. Photo: Victor Svedberg/Government Offices

"Whilst it is very distressing to see so many people affected by the war, I am at the same time proud to see how Swedish support is being put to use to provide so many people with security, food, health care and education", says Prime Minister Löfven.

Refugee camps are constantly grappling with the risk of inadequate funding and on this point the Prime Minister had a clear message.
"Most of the refugees are to be found in the regions not far from the war, relocating them all is simply not a realistic option and just as all the countries in the world have to do their bit with taking in asylum seekers, we must also share responsibility for the refugees living in camps. That is both a matter of common humanity and a global security issue. Quite simply, more people must do more", says Prime Minister Löfven.

The Prime Minister's visit to Jordan is part of the preparations ahead of the upcoming refugee summit that US President Barack Obama is staging together with Sweden and Jordan. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage more countries to share responsibility for the international refugee crisis.

On Monday, Prime Minister Löfven also had a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah which focused not only on the refugee situation but also on the war in Syria, the Middle East peace process and the international fight against terrorism.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 30 November 2021 he was Prime Minister. 

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Between 3 October 2014 and 30 November 2021 he was Prime Minister.