Syrian kids in peril
BEIRUT: The UN children’s agency is warning that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to nine million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighbouring states.
Unicef says the $220 million (R2.8 billion) budget gap to its Syria relief programmes is the worst it has faced since the war started.
It appealed for $1.4bn this year to provide relief and education to children affected by the Syria war. – AP