Iran to attend conference on helping displaced Syrians

Iran Materials 29 January 2013 17:16 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 29 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will head the delegation from Iran to attend conference of countries set to help displaced people in Syria, Mehr reported.

The conference will be held in Kuwait, with participance of some 60 countries, and 20 international organizations' representatives.

Amir-Abdollahian said that Iranian delegation will present its proposals regarding the issue.

He added that about $1.5 billion of aid money will be collected from participant countries for the first six months of this year, to help the Syrian people

Earlier today, Al Jazeera reported that the clashes between the Free Syrian Army and government forces in different parts of the country resulted in deaths of at least 114 people.

Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for more than a year and half. According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria exceeds 60,000.

More than 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.