UN agencies need $1.5 billion for refugee and emergency aid in Syria. But no one is paying: so far, only $50 million has been pledged.
A United Nations Relief and Works Agency refugee camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border. Photo: dapd
The severe humanitarian crisis resulting from the Syrian civil war is creating a sad record: rarely before in the history of UN emergency aid programs has the discrepancy between urgently needed funding and the willingness of UN member states to pay been so great.