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[RED DEMOCRATICA] UN continues to seek pledges for Syrian relief


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April 6, 2015
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UN continues to seek pledges for Syrian relief
The United Nations will work to fund the gap between the $3.8 billion pledged and the $8.4 billion needed for Syrian humanitarian aid. "While we cannot bring peace, this funding will help humanitarian organizations deliver life-saving food, water, shelter, health services and other relief to millions of people in urgent need," says Valerie Amos, head of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Inter Press Service (4/2)
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