Baghdad Approves $15m in Aid to Syrian Regions

Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Iraq has approved $15 million in humanitarian assistance to war-afflicted Syrians living in areas outside government control.

“The cabinet approved $15 million in humanitarian assistance for the local administrations and the Arab tribes in Syria,” said Iraqi trade minister Khairullah Hassan Babeker. “The assistance includes fuel, food and medicines for Kurds and Arabs,” he added.

Babeker continued, saying that the “Iraqi government also decided to open Iraqi borders and markets for the Syrians to come and buy necessary food, fuel and medicine as well. The people there are facing a harsh winter and dire condition and they are in need of such assistance.”

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