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U.N. Launches $8.4B Humanitarian, Development Appeal For Syria

New York Times: U.N. Seeks $8.4 Billion for Syrians
“The United Nations said Thursday that it was seeking $8.4 billion, more than the annual economic output of dozens of small countries, to help nearly 18 million victims of Syria’s conflict during 2015…” (Gladstone, 12/18).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. launches 2015 Syria appeal, focuses on helping refugees’ host nations
“…As well as calling for cash for essential humanitarian aid for millions of Syrians inside and outside their homeland, the annual appeal included for the first time development plans to help neighboring countries hosting Syrian refugees…” (Mis, 12/18).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches appeal for life-saving aid to millions of Syrians, support to host communities
“…The Syria Strategic Response Plan 2015 (SRP) which requires $2.9 billion in funding to address acute humanitarian needs inside Syria, aims to provide 12.2 million people with protection, life-saving assistance, and livelihood support. Meanwhile, the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) represents a strategic shift in the approach to delivering aid for the region. It brings together emergency humanitarian operations and host community support with longer-term programs aimed at boosting resilience…” (12/18).

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