78 states to participate in Kuwait conference on Syrian aid

Published March 30th, 2015 - 05:00 GMT

A Kuwaiti minister said Sunday that 78 states confirmed their participation in a conference for the support of the Syrian people.

The conference will kick off in Kuwait on Tuesday, Kuwaiti State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Mohamed Abdullah al-Mubarak al-Sabah said.

He expressed hopes that conference participants would be able to take moves to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.

British Ambassador in Kuwait Matthew Lodge, meanwhile, said his country would donate $149 million in aid to the people of Syria.

He added that this additional donation would bring total British donations for the Syrian people to around $1.5 since the beginning of the crisis in war-torn Syria.

Tuesday's donors conference will be the third to be organized in Kuwait on the Syrian crisis.

Syria has been in war since 2011 when popular protests erupted to demand political reform. The crisis has, however, led to the displacement of millions of Syrians both inside and outside the Arab country.

Hundreds of thousands of people also died.


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