During his meeting with the King of Jordan Jan 23rd, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged $105 million to help the country deal with the Syrian crisis.
CBC reports the money will be going to Jordan over the next five years. $100 million will go towards economic development and basic services to both Jordanian and Syrian refugees, while the remaining $5 million will help build the necessary infrastructure to deal with the threat of Syrian weapons.
Jan 23rd marked the fifth day of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Middle Eastern tour. The Prime Minister was in Jordan following a successful two day visit to Israel, where he was the first Canadian leader to ever address the Israeli legislature. He was given an extremely warm welcome by both citizens and officials.