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Local News>>Syria Affirms Commitment to Cooperating with UNICEF

Syria Affirms Commitment to Cooperating with UNICEF

Jan 17, 2013

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Social Affairs and Labor Minister Dr. Jassem Mohammad Zakaraya affirmed his Ministry's commitment to cooperating with UN organizations operating in Syria, particularly the UNICEF.

In a meeting with UNICEF resident representative in Syria Yousef Abdeljalil on Wednesday, Zakaraya called for expanding cooperation and implementing programs that help more sections in society, particularly women and children.

The Minister reviewed the relief efforts carried out by the Higher Committee for Relief to alleviate the suffering of families affected by terrorism and the current events, in addition to the work of the Humanitarian Affairs Committee which monitors humanitarian needs that require immediate intervention, particularly when it comes to orphaned children.

He also welcomed all humanitarian efforts that support his Ministry's relief and humanitarian efforts.

For his part, Abdeljalil stressed the need to monitor the conditions of temporary housing centers and documenting their requirements, in addition to devising mechanism for intervention in relief work and supporting the Ministry's programs.

H. Sabbagh

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