UAE reiterates commitment to Syrian refugees



UAE reiterates commitment to Syrian refugees

The UAE has reiterated its commitment to assisting Syrian refugees while also stressing the need for a political settlement to end the conflict in the country.

Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, made the comment while addressing a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

He added that the Emirates has already donated AED 3 billion in aid to tackle the Syrian crisis while an additional AED 250 million was pledged at a donors’ conference in Brussels earlier this year.

Al Zaabi also highlighted the UAE government’s decision in 2016 to welcome 15,000 Syrian refugees over a five-year period.