UN: Budget Shortfall Threatens Aid To Syria’s 6 Million At-Risk Children

Nearly 6 million children are in need in Syria and another 2.5 million require assistance in neighboring countries, according to UNICEF.

Syrian children buy vegetables at the town of Madaya in the Damascus countryside, Syria, May 18, 2017. (AP/Hassan Ammar)

The U.N. children's agency warned Friday that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to 9 million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighboring states. UNICEF said the $220 million budget gap to its Syria relief programs is the worst it has faced since the start of the conflict, in 2011. It appealed for

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US-Backed Saudi Forces In Yemen Have Created Almost 180,000 Refugees

In 2015, the UNHCR classified over 2,800,000 Yemenis as asylum seekers, refugees, or other vulnerable ‘people of concern,’ and 500,000 children could be at risk of starvation as a result of the Saudi-led conflict.

Young refugee girls, skip rope near their tents at an informal tented settlement on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan.

UNITED NATIONS --- The U.N. agency tasked with tracking and protecting displaced people reports that the war in Yemen has created 179,654 refugees since March 2015. According to the July 31 report from the U.N. Refugee Agency, or UNHCR, the refugees fled their homes in Yemen to take shelter in surrounding countries in the Middle East and North

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More Humanitarian Agencies Pull Out Of EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

Médecins Sans Frontières, the International Rescue Committee, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children have joined the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in pulling out of the controversial EU-Turkey migrant deal.

A man sleeps on the ground as children play outside their tents at the Athens' port of Piraeus, where over 5,500 refugees and migrants stay, on Monday, March 21, 2016. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an international agreement to limit the number of refugees and migrants traveling to Europe cannot be properly implemented unless smugglers on the Turkish coast are stopped. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

The UNHCR announced it was withdrawing support for the EU-Turkey deal after it said the 'hotspots' in which migrants are being processed in Greece are effective prisons. The EU announced on March 18 that it had reached agreement with the government in Ankara for "irregular migrants" — those who did not meet asylum criteria — arriving in Greece

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Fleeing Yemen Onslaught, Thousands Of Refugees Flood Djibouti

“We are overwhelming this country, but we have nowhere else to go,” said Amin Nasser, a 45-year-old teacher from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

In this Tuesday, May 19, 2015 photo, Ibrahim Mohamed, 80, and the oldest refugee at the center, who is both blind and deaf, adjusts his hat, at an orphanage that has been turned into a center for Yemeni refugees, in Obock, northern Djibouti. Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country.

In this Tuesday, May 19, 2015 photo, Ibrahim Mohamed, 80, and the oldest refugee at the center, who is both blind and deaf, adjusts his hat, at an orphanage that has been turned into a center for Yemeni refugees, in Obock, northern Djibouti. Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in

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UNHCR: Aid Cuts, Cold Weather To Have “Devastating Impact” On Syrian Refugees

Aid workers fear a major humanitarian crisis for millions of Syrian refugees in the Middle East, especially in Lebanon, after funding gaps forced the United Nations to cut food assistance for 1.7 million people.

Reports: Aid workers fear a major humanitarian crisis for millions of Syrian refugees in the Middle East, especially in Lebanon, after funding gaps forced the United Nations to cut food assistance for 1.7 million people. Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that the number of internally displaced

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Lebanon’s Syrian Refugees: ‘An entire Generation Is Growing Up With PTSD’

Refugees are a daily fact of life in Lebanon. They are middle class people with nowhere else to go. There is nothing they can do but wait.

BERUIT — Refugees are everywhere on the streets of downtown Beirut. Women and children in filthy clothes beg for money on nearly every street corner. Countless young boys tote shoeshine kits, persistently following foreigners and wealthy Lebanese who pass by. "Min Sooriya" they say, meaning “from Syria.” As if there was any doubt. Refugees

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