Governor General David Johnston tours refugee camp in Jordan

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WATCH: Canada's Governor General David Johnston pays a visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp as part of his visit to Jordan, and reiterates his country's commitment to taking in Syrian refugees. – Oct 30, 2016

Canada will continue to host more Syrian refugees in the coming months in addition to the thousands of refugees who are already in the country, Governor General David Johnston told Reuters on Sunday.

Johnston’s comments came during a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

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He said Canada has already taken in many refugees but is committed to letting in even more.

“We have received over 30,000 in the last 12 months and we will continue to receive more in the months ahead. Both initiatives of our government, but in particular by our people and private families who have adopted Syrian refugee families and are making their neighbourhoods and homes available to them. It is very heart warming to see that efforts by Canadians to help people who need hope,” Johnston said.

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The visit to the camp was part of a wider visit to Jordan, where Johnston is expected to meet with King Abdullah and other Jordanian government officials.

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The war in Syria has killed more than 250,000 people and displaced millions inside and outside the country.

An estimated 13.5 million people, including 6 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria according to the United Nations. Of these more than 5 million people are in areas that are hard to reach, making it especially difficult to account for and monitor aid provision.

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