UN calls for $150M for urgent relief in Syria
Associated Press ------ Aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the north, a top U.N. Syria official said Wednesday. U.N. coordinator Ali al-Za’atari said some 80,000 people have fled the government’s offensive in the eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, where shelling and airstrikes have killed some 1,600 people in five weeks. He said 50,000 were still living in shelters that have been stretched beyond capacity. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.