Taiwan provides aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan


TAIPEI, Taiwan –Taiwan has extended a helping hand to Syrian refugees who have flocked to Jordan to escape the civil war in their own country, including donations of ambulances and temporary housing, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said yesterday.

Taiwan has donated two ambulances to help Jordan take care of the refugees at the request of the Jordanian government, said Teng Sheng-ping, assistant director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of West Asian and African Affairs, at a regular news briefing.

The ministry also donated 50 temporary housing units worth US$110,000, Teng added.