Lives of 9 million Syrian Children in Peril:UNICEF
June 16, Damascus: The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF has cautioned a critical shortfall in the aid required to help Syrian children, in Syria and among the refugees in neighboring countries.
UNICEF issued a statement on Friday saying that the $220 million budget gap to its Syria relief programs, that supports 9 million children, is the worst it has faced since the war started and it has therefore, for a $1.4 billion in 2017 to provide relief and education to children orphaned, displaced, wounded, or otherwise affected by the Syria war, “without an injection of new funds, some critical and lifesaving activities… are at a serious risk of being cut off.”nearly 6 million children are in need in Syria and another 2.5 million require assistance in neighboring countries," the statement read.
The statement also revealed that "without an injection of new funds, some critical and lifesaving activities ... are at a serious risk of being cut off, with grave consequences for Syrian children". As according to the UN agency, nearly 6 million children are in need of dire help in Syria and another 2.5 million require assistance in neighboring countries.
The Oslo Times International News Network