25 Jul 2024
Monday 16 September 2013 - 18:16
Story Code : 50649

Valerie Amos praises Iran for its humanitarian aid in Syria

Iran is one of the countries with a well-developed system for disaster management and often shares its capacity and expertise when responding to emergencies in other countries. Iran has also much to contribute to the debate on the future of the humanitarian system and is expected to have an active engagement in the preparations for the first World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. These are main reasons why a top UN official has traveled to Tehran.
She praised Iran for sending humanitarian aid to crisis-hit Syria and called on Tehran to help facilitate the delivery of the world bodys humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

According to Amos, more than two million Syrian refugees-half of them children- have fled the country to escape the violence. They have escaped to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, while thousands have also ended up in more distant countries of the Caucasus, the Persian Gulf and North Africa. She said one third of the Syrian population needs humanitarian help, as many people are running out of food. The UN Humanitarian Chief added that some 4.4 billion dollars of fund is needed for humanitarian aids in Syria but so far only 40 percent of the amount has been received.

By Press TV


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