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    • 04.12.12 | 15:49 (IST)

    DEAD SEA, Jordan: The United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said Monday it needs $53 million (41 million euros) in donations to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in war-torn Syria.   "We have around 300,000 to 500,000 (Palestinian) people who have been impacted by the conflict, and they require humanitarian assistance," UNRWA director for Syria Michael Kingsley told a news conference in Jordan's Dead Sea region.   "The number is rising and we expect it to go even higher," he added.   "In Syria we have an ongoing appeal for $53 million for six months," UNRWA head Filippo Grandi said, adding that the agency faced a shortfall of $68 million (52 million euros) in its funding for next year.   "We still need more contributions especially from the Arab region.

    from the article: NATO to send Patriot missiles to Turkey after growing fears of Syria chemical weapons
    First published 21:25 04.12.12 | Last updated 12:41 04.12.12
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