Middle East neighbours shamed into helping Syrian refugees

Published on 03 June 2013

Pressure from aid agencies, the UN and the media over the [funding] shortfall appears to have now produced a dramatic turnaround. (..) But the growing numbers still fleeing Syria – and new camps already operating at breaking point – mean new appeals by the UNHCR and the World Food Programme are already being worked on. Aid is urgently needed as the situation, both for those inside the camps and for those trying to reach them, seems to be deteriorating. Thousands of refugees stranded near the closed border with Jordan are running out of food and many need medical treatment, aid workers and refugees said a few days ago.

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