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UN Predicts: One of Every 6 Syrians a Refugee by Next Year

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The number of refugees from Syria next year will reach 4 million, more than one-sixth of the country’s population of 23 million, the United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA predicted.

An additional 9.3 million will be in need of assistance inside the country, devastated by the civil war that erupted from the Arab Spring protests three years ago.

According the U.N. figures, half of Syria; population will be under refugee status or in need of aid within the country. The refugees have flooded Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, and many also have arrived in Egypt by the end of 2014.

The situation of embittered Syrians has bloated the OCHA’s 2014 budget requests to $12.9 billion.

US Jewish Groups Sending Aid to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A coalition of Jewish groups coordinated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing more than $100,000 in aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, which is made up of 14 organizations and coordinated by the Joint, convened Thursday in New York to allocate the money to several groups providing aid to Syrian refugees in refugee camps in Jordan, a JDC spokesman told JTA.

The money is going to the Jordanian Red Crescent, which is the kingdom’s version of the Red Cross; Israel Flying Aid, for food distribution; World Jewish Relief, which is working with the Save the Children program in one of the refugee camps; and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), for resettlement work.

Approximately 1 million refugees from Syria’s two-year-old civil war have fled in roughly equal numbers to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-jewish-groups-sending-aid-to-syrian-refugees-in-jordan/2013/07/26/

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