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Canada's PM Harper and wife Laureen take tour at center of World Food Program during visit to Al Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and his wife Laureen take a tour at the main center of the World Food Program during their visit to Al Zaatari refugee camp, in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)

Stephen Harper visits the Middle East

January 22, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced more funding initiatives Friday to assist Syrian refugees and to aid in the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons. Harper, on the final day of his visit to Israel and Jordan, made the announcement during a tour of the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, some 12 kilometres from the Syrian border. That’s on top of the $2 million Canada gave the OPCW in early 2013 to help the organization investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. (The Canadian Press)