U.N.: $8.4 Billion Needed for Syria and Neighbors Hosting Refugees

December 19, 2014 7:39 AM

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The U.N. is seeking $8.4 billion to help the nearly 18 million victims of the Syrian conflict.

The money will go toward jobs, education, public health and public works, reports the New York Times. The request for development aid is an acknowledgement that the conflict may last for many years and that it has seriously disrupted the lives of the Syrian people.

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