UN says Syria refugees need $35mn in aid weekly

Displaced Syrian refugees across the Middle East need some $35 million in aid every week as the conflict in their country enters its fifth year, a UN official said Monday.

UN says Syria refugees need $35mn in aid weekly

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Jonathan Campbell, The World Food Program (WFP)'s emergency coordinator for the Syria Refugee Operation in Jordan said  "We currently need $35 million on a weekly basis to help Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq and inside Syria. This is a large amount of money."

Campbell noted that only $225 million had been designated for the WFP's programs in Jordan this year, down from $306 million last year.

"At least 97 percent of the Syrian refuges in Jordan have been affected by the cut in aid. They're only able to get rice and legumes, but not meat. Some of them can only have one or two meals a day," he said.

Around 1.3 million Syrians currently seek refuge in Jordan, according to official data.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Mart 2015, 12:56