Yanal Barmawi, spokesperson of the
This increase, he said, is to meet the rising demand for bread caused by the presence of more than 1 million Syrians in
But a FAO report, a copy of which was sent to The
The report added that following the price hikes of 2007-08,
Barmawi said Syrians and other non-Jordanians residing the country benefit from the government's flour subsidy.
One tonne of flour costs the government JD330, but it sells it to bakeries for JD32, the spokesperson said.
FAO confirmed that despite the budget deficit and the increased presence of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in
Official figures estimate that more than 600,000 Syrians have sought refuge in
There is a similar number of Syrians living in the Kingdom who are not registered as refugees. Authorities put the overall number of Syrians in the Kingdom at around 1.3 million.
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