- | BG Daily News
The United Nations called for the collection of a record 5.2 billion dollars (3.9 billion euros), which until December to be provided in support of more than 10 million Syrians affected by the conflict, or nearly half the country's population.
This is the largest amount ever requested by the UN, stated BGNES. The amount surpasses the amount of Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, even after the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.
The amount requested meets the needs of some 100 humanitarian organizations. UN, which in December asked for $ 1.5 billion for Syria, currently has only $ 1 billion. Of the requested $ 5.2 billion for the whole year around $3.81 billion will be used to help some 3,450,000 refugees, and $ 1.4 million will allow the UN to help the 6.8 million Syrians remained in the country, of which 4.25 million have fled their homes.
Currently, about 4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that around 1.6 million Syrians have fled across the five countries in the region. UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that by the end of the year the number of refugees will reach 3.45 million people, of whom a million in Lebanon, Jordan in a million, a million in Turkey, 350,000 in Iraq and 100,000 in Egypt.