Exclusive: Queen Rania Calls For Unity On Refugees

Queen Rania of Jordan has called for European leaders to agree on a "holistic and cohesive" policy for tackling the refugee crisis.
Speaking exclusively to Sky News, Queen Rania said the arrival of 1.4 million Syrian refugees into Jordan had caused "immense strain" to the country's economy.
"This crisis has had an impact on us for coming up to five years now," she said.
"We have had a wave of refugees coming into Jordan. To date we have 1.4 million Syrians in Jordan - 630,000 of them registered refugees.
"That's 20% of our population. To put that into context for you, it’s the equivalent of 12 million people coming to the UK, or 16 million going to Germany.
"It has really been an immense strain on our economy, on our public services, on our infrastructure, and it has really overwhelmed our capacity to cope with the issue."
Queen Rania said Europe must form a "consensus" on how to cope with the refugee crisis.
"What would be ideal is to seek a consensus in Europe - a holistic and cohesive policy towards dealing with the refugees," she said.
"That will encourage other nations in the world to also be part of the solution, and not to be silent bystanders to what is unfolding."

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