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September 7, 2012 10:00 pm

UN Appeals for $347 Million in Aid as Syrian Crisis Worsens

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Syrians wait for humanitarian aid at the border with Lebanon in February, 2012. Photo: http://worldblog.nbcnews.com.

US News and World Report/AP – The United Nations nearly doubled its humanitarian appeal for Syria on Friday, seeking $347 million for people in need, including more than half a million children forced to flee their homes.

With the civil war intensifying, the number of people in need of assistance has doubled since July to 2.5 million, prompting the dramatic increase in the U.N. appeal for aid.

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