Tehran to Host Trilateral Meeting on Emergency Relief to Syrian Refugees
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian deputy foreign minister said he will hold a trilateral meeting with his counterparts from Switzerland and Syria in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss the ways to facilitate the delivery of the humanitarian aid to crisis-torn Syria.
“Deputies foreign minister of Iran, Switzerland and Syria will hold the meeting on Tuesday in Tehran to study how to accelerate the delivery of international humanitarian aid to Syria,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced.
In a separate development earlier in January, Amir Abdollahian had travelled to Kuwait to participate in the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, which aimed to attract international support for the Syrian refugees.
Moreover, Iranian Red Crescent Society announced on February 1 that it has dispatched the second consignment of humanitarian supplies this year to the displaced Syrians who have taken refuge in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon.
The consignment has been delivered to the Red Crescent societies of Jordan and Iraq, as well as Lebanon's Red Cross society, to be handed out to the Syrian refugees in those three countries.
Millions of Syrians have been driven from their homes as a result of the crisis, now in its third year, and getting aid to many of those in need remains a challenge because they remain trapped in communities besieged by the fighting.
The United Nations warns that 9.3 million people inside Syria need assistance as the conflict grinds on, including some 6.5 million inside Syria who have been driven from their homes.
More than 2 million people have been uprooted from their homes, many scattered in refugee camps and informal settlements dotting neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.