IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

FILE – This picture taken on Jan. 31, 2014, and released by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), shows residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria. On Wednesday, April. 1, 2015 Islamic State militants infiltrated the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital marking the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into Damascus, seat of President Bashar Assad’s power, Syrian opposition activists and Palestinian officials said. (AP Photo/UNRWA, File)

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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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