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UN: Half of Syrians Now in Urgent Need of Aid Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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UN: Half of Syrians Now in Urgent Need of Aid

The situation in Syria is dire. According to UN estimates, half of the Syrian population is in urgent need of aid. The bloody uprising that began in 2011 has claimed more than 100,000 lives and displaced millions. Some 2.3 million people have fled Syria for neighboring countries, and more than twice this number are displaced within the country. About 9.3 million Syrians, nearly half of whom are children, are now in desperate need of assistance. The UN is appealing to the international community for $6.5 billion (£4 billion), the largest UN appeal for a single cause to date. More...
mangezi
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:12:17 AM

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Even when aid reaches, there is a very high probability at least fifty percent of it will end up in the hands of rebel fighters. And the aid groups complain of peace-keepers hampering distribution.
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:26:48 AM
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A high-ranking Russian official has just said that the key to solving the horrific situation in Syria is: IRAN.

Like it or not, it seems that Iran is a super important force in the Middle East now. (Before the United States invaded Iraq, the only buffer between Iran and the Arab states was Iraq -- according to some experts.)

So it appears that Western Europe, the United States, and Russia will have to beg Iran for its help in stopping the madness in Syria.

Some experts say that Iran has long wished to be treated with great respect. It seems that its wish has come true.
Guto André
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:25:01 AM

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Politics or inhuman problems? Whatever, we can help'em. We will join our church, society or affinity groups and help'em and do something.
Marguerite
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:09:27 PM

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Why is Syrian, a small counry in the Middle East, important to world powers? The Israeli want the water and Suadi Arabia want the pipe line, both of who are allies of the US. Imagine being a simple human being getting on with one's life living in that cross fire. Solar energy seems part of the solution.
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Guto André wrote:
Politics or inhuman problems? Whatever, we can help'em. We will join our church, society or affinity groups and help'em and do something.


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