UN: 7 Million People Need Urgent Aid in Syria Conflict

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 10:16 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

KUWAIT CITY — Some seven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid due to the conflict in Syria, a U.N. top official said Tuesday, saying $4.4 billion (3.3 billion euros) is needed this year.

Of those in urgent need, more than 2 million have taken shelter outside Syria, while more than 4 million people have been displaced within the country, said U.N. Emergency Relief coordinator Valerie Amos.

"We are doing what we can but it is not enough," she told a conference in Kuwait, adding that U.N. agencies have 1,000 staff on the ground, mostly Syrians.

She highlighted a wide hole in the funds available for humanitarian aid to the victims of the Syrian conflict.

"We need a total of $4.4 billion for Syria and neighboring countries just for this year. So far we have raised $1.84 billion of that," Amos said.

"The challenge we face is that the increased financial requirements for Syria could imply diverting funds from other very serious crises around the world," she said.

More than 110,000 people have been killed since the rebellion against the government of President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011, according to activists.

© AFP 2014

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Iran Says it Watered Down, Converted Enriched Uranium

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:41 AM

Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 440 pounds of enriched uranium under a dea . . .

Syria's Assad Visits Recaptured Christian Village

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:05 AM

Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, st . . .

Kuwait Shuts Papers for Breaking 'Coup Tape' Media Blackout

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 10:22 AM

A Kuwaiti judge Sunday ordered two newspapers to close for two weeks for breaking a news blackout on a videotape alleged . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved