During the UN General Assembly in New York, Jordan’s 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein made a speech about the “integrity” of his country.
Jordan is now home to at least 1.3 million Syrians. The prince spoke to the crowd and said: “Jordan, today, is one of the largest hosts of refugees in the world. We have done the right thing, over and over again, because that is what real integrity means. But, how has the world reacted?” he asked.
“How can it be, that a country like Jordan offers a humble home to millions of desperate people, while richer countries around the world quibble over accepting thousands?” he wondered. The question was not directly asked to the US, however, it had some implications when asked in the country.
Prince Hussein just finished his studies and graduated from Georgetown University last year, as well as graduating from the prestigious military academy Sandhurst last summer.