King Abdullah II and Barack Obama listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony in Amman, March 22, 2013
Jordan's King Abdullah II (back C-R) and US President Barack Obama listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony in Amman on March 22, 2013. Obama announced in Amman on Friday an aid package of $200 million for Jordan to help the kingdom care for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. © Saul Loeb - AFP
King Abdullah II and Barack Obama listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony in Amman, March 22, 2013
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Last updated: March 22, 2013

Obama pledges $200 million to Jordan for Syria refugees

US President Barack Obama announced in Amman on Friday an aid package of $200 million for Jordan to help the kingdom care for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.

Obama told a joint news conference with King Abdullah II that he would ask the US Congress to provide the funds as "budget support" for Jordan to provide for the refugees who the monarch said now numbered more than 460,000.

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