As the Syria region spirals further into crisis, donor countries meeting Wednesday at a pledging conference in Kuwait must urgently ramp up humanitarian aid for millions of desperate Syrians, says the International Rescue Committee.
Women in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan line up to receive blankets. While the international community allocates the bulk of the limited resources so far pledged to the Syrian refugee crisis to refugee camps, they remain overcrowded and unprepared for the hardships of winter.
Submitted by Peter.Biro on January 16, 2013 - 6:29pm
January 17, 2013
More than two years after the start of what has become a full fledged civil war, the crisis in Syria threatens the entire Middle East with a humanitarian disaster. It is estimated that more than four million Syrians are now in dire need of assistance and that some two million people have been uprooted and displaced. Photographs and text by Peter Biro
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government bombed areas around Damascus on Monday as part of its push to keep rebel fighters out of the capital, leaving many children among the dozens killed, anti-regime activists said.