Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 16

16-Apr-2007

syria

Inflow Of Iraqi Refugees Burdens Syrian Economy

The presence of a large number of Iraqi refugees in Syria is putting a big strain on the local economy and infrastructure, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs 'Abd Allah al-Dardari has stated. The government will need at least $1bn annually to accommodate more than 1.2mn Iraqi refugees in the country, including some 75,000 students enrolled in Syrian schools. Mr Dardari said...