OIC to dispatch humanitarian aid to Syria

By JEDDAH: GALAL FAKKAR, ARAB NEWS STAFF

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will send humanitarian assistance to Syria after Damascus gave its consent to the move, the Jeddah-based organization announced yesterday.

“The OIC secretariat received a written letter from the Syrian government allowing it to send humanitarian aid to the country,” OIC’s official spokesman Tariq Ali Bakheet Salah told a press conference at the organization’s headquarters in Jeddah.

He said the organization would send a delegation to Syria in the coming days to assess the basic needs of the people there.

“The OIC will continue its humanitarian aid to Syrian people. It has no intention of politicizing its humanitarian work,” the spokesman said.

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