Islamic group offers Syria violence victims $70 m. aid

By REUTERS
April 7, 2012 15:19

JEDDAH - The world's largest Islamic body said on Saturday it was preparing humanitarian aid worth up to $70 million to help some 1 million people affected by violence during the year-long Syrian uprising against President Bashar Assad.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), whose 57 members include conflict-stricken Syria, said last month it had received permission from Damascus to send such aid to Syria and would send a team to assess the population's needs.

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