U.N. launches 2015 Syria appeal, focuses on helping refugees' host nations

December 18, 2014 2:17 PM

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U.N. launches 2015 Syria appeal, focuses on helping refugees' host nations

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations called on Thursday for more than $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in need in Syria, wrecked by civil war, and across the region in 2015.

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.

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