Red Cross Movement Seeks $75 Million for Syria Refugees

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies appealed on Tuesday for more than $75 million to help hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in the region.

The IFRC "revised its existing emergency appeals from almost 37 million Swiss francs ($39 million/29.8 million euros) to 71.5 million Swiss ($75.35 million)" to help refugees in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey, a statement said.

This is "in response to the worsening situation facing many millions of people fleeing the conflict in Syria."

The IFRC gave no further details but said it will launch its appeal on Thursday morning in Amman.

Some 1.6 million Syrians have fled since Syria's conflict began in 2011, mostly to neighboring nations. Another 4.25 million have been displaced within the country, according to the United Nations.

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