Syria, WFP sign MoU on supporting displaced Iraqis

16:09, July 06, 2010      

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The Syrian government and the UN World Food Program (WFP) on Monday signed a memo of understanding to assist the displaced Iraqis in Syria, the official SANA news agency reported.

The MoU for the Emergency Project is expected to direct an estimated value of 32 million U.S. dollars to help the 150,000 Iraqi refugees, who have been registered with the United Nation's High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Chairman of the Syrian State Planning Commission Amer Hosni Lutfi said the agreement supports Syria's efforts to meet the needs of the displaced Iraqis hosted by Syria since the 2003 Iraq war.

The WFP Resident Representative in Damascus Muhannad Hadi hailed the Syrian government's efforts to provide the displaced Iraqis with humanitarian aid and grant them the same civil rights as the Syrian citizens.

Source: Xinhua


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