“Largest ever appeal” launched by UN for Syria humanitarian crisis

14 January 2014

The largest ever appeal for funds for a humanitarian crisis is being launched by the United Nations ahead of a pledging conference for Syria, which gets underway on Wednesday.

The UN is asking for $6.5 billion for the more than 11 million people who have been affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria.

Jens Laerke, who is now in Kuwait, is a spokesperson for the UN humanitarian office (OCHA ).

Daniel Dickinson asked him what message the UN was taking to the conference.

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