Four million Syrians expect humanitarian assistance: UN

According to UN, 4 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance.

Four million Syrians expect humanitarian assistance: UN

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four million Syrians, or one of every five Syrians, need humanitarian assistance while the crisis in the country has been continuing for almost two years.

Two million of these Syrians are the displaced ones within the country, according to UN.

Although over 60,000 people were killed during the crisis, the clashes in the country are still continuing.

UN sources stated that 2.5 million Syrians were in need of food urgently, while infrastructure of water and cleaning services was severely damaged especially in rural areas of Damascus, Idlib, Homs and Aleppo.

The crisis also affected the education system in the country. 2,400 of 22,000 public schools were damaged, and nearly 2,000 schools are being used as shelters.

According to UN sources, 519 million USD is needed for the humanitarian assistance that will be extended to Syria this year.

Meanwhile, Russia (15 percent), EU Commission (13 percent), Britain (13 percent), UN funds (13 percent) and Saudi Arabia (11 percent) are the five biggest donors of UN's Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP).

The number of Syrians who are taking shelter in neighboring countries is increasing each day. Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, which opened their doors to Syrians, need comprehensive support to meet the needs of the refugees.

As of the end of June 2013, UN predicts the number of Syrian refugees in these countries as 1.1 million. Also, one billion USD will be needed for the refugees.

According to UN figures, the number of Syrians who escaped from their country since the beginning of the crisis exceeded 700,000. 78 percent of these people are women and children.

Recent figures show that there are 170,000 Syrians in Turkey, 224,000 in Lebanon, 205,000 in Jordan, 77,000 in Iraq and 14,000 in Egypt.

UN envisions that the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey would increase to 380,000 by the end of June, and thus, Turkey will be needing nearly 160 million USD of assistance.

 

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