| Amman, Jordan | 30 Nov 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Canadian national defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan joined two fellow ministers to visit a camp in Amman, Jordan, to experience first-hand the situation on the ground as Canada implements its commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to its shores.
Harjit, who had an almost rock-star reception within the Sikh diaspora upon his appointed to the Canadian cabinet early this month, is seen in photographs visiitng the refugee camps on 29 Nov 2015.
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He accompanied Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum and Minister of Health and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees Jane Philpott.
To provide a sense of the daily lives of refugees, they visited the Za’atari refugee camp, located outside of Amman, Jordan, which is home to approximately 80,000 refugees, according to a statement by the government.
Ministers toured the camp and had the opportunity to speak with a number of Syrian refugees who have been displaced for many months and in some cases years, it added.
The also met King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Ensour.
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