Monday, January 26, 2015   

Unicef seeks US$2b
(02-21 17:15)

UNICEF launched a record US$2.2 billion aid appeal to help tens of millions of children, saying the lion's share was to deal with the Syria war.
“Children are always the most vulnerable group in emergencies, facing a high risk of violence, exploitation, disease and neglect,'' said Ted Chaiban, head of emergency operations at the UN children's agency.
The appeal outstripped the call for US$1.4 billion made by UNICEF at the beginning of 2013, and which was revised to US$1.7 billion in October.
UNICEF said that 40 percent of the money it was asking for would be destined to tackle the impact of Syria's civil war.—AFP


   
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