United Nations: 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war

September 2, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sep 02, Damascus, Syria — The head of the U.N. refugee agency in Syria says 7 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the population, have been displaced by the country’s civil war.

hromedia United Nations 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war arab uprising2Tarik Kurdi told The Associated Press on Monday that 5 million of the displaced are still in Syria while about 2 million have fled to neighboring countries. He says 2 million children are among those directly affected by the war.

Kurdi says U.N. assistance has been a “drop in the sea of humanitarian need” and that the funding gap is “very, very wide.” He says international donors have sent less than one-third of the money needed to help those displaced by the war.

More than 100,000 Syrians have been killed since an uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad erupted in 2011.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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