Largest Humanitarian Appeal In History Issued

The United Nations says Syria needs billions of pounds to deal with the refugee crisis sparked by the 26-month-old war.



The United Nations has issued the largest humanitarian appeal in history for Syria after it is estimated that half of the population will need aid in 2013.

Syria, which is embroiled in civil war, needs $5bn (£3.2bn) this year – overshadowing the $2.2bn sought by the world body for Iraq in 2003.

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