The World – Syria
60 governments and non-governmental agencies will participate in the video conference today, starting at 08:00 GMT. The European Union is hosting the event.
The United Nations is looking to raise nearly ten billion dollars for Syrians in their countries and neighboring countries, and the United Nations will launch an appeal to collect 3.8 billion dollars in aid inside Syria and 6.04 billion dollars for countries hosting Syrian refugees. Little money has been raised so far.
The United Nations says more than 11 million people need help and protection in Syria, and 6.6 million people have fled to neighboring countries, sparking the world’s worst refugee crisis.
Many Syrians are facing an unprecedented hunger crisis, with more than 9.3 million people lacking enough food and the outbreak of the Corona virus in the country could increase, according to the United Nations.
The World Food Program indicated that “the economic downturn and isolation measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 have pushed food prices up by more than 200 percent in less than a year.”