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Jordan’s garment alliance to support Syrian refugees

After the baffling Syrian crisis that has lasted for six years, garment is going to hit the Syrian markets soon. A new garment sector alliance has been formed in Jordan to make the war torn nation improve the standard of living of its citizens.

The Jordan Garment Alliance is a joint partnership with the World Bank Group, International Labour Organisation, Better Work Jordan, the Jordan Investment Commission, the Jordan Industrial Estates Company, the Jordan Garments, Accessories, and Textiles Exporters' Association (JGATE) and the Jordan Chamber of Industry and Trade.

The civil war has resulted in an exodus of refugees from Syria to neighboring countries like Jordan and Turkey. This initiative can increase the jobs both in Jordan and Syria. A number of Syrians reside in Jordan as refugees. Hence this partnership could create around 200, 00 job opportunities.

In apparel industry accounts for some 20 per cent of the country's exports, this step will help boost the economy of Syria. Jordan has been suffering due to the influx of refugees, hence the country’s economic growth has slowed down