UNICEF says USD 1.2 billion needed to aid refugees

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

AMMAN, Jan 31 (KUNA) — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Sunday that plans mapped out by regional countries to aid Syrian refugees warrant allotting an additional sum of at least USD 1.2 billion.
Salama, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, declared the needed fund in a press release, on occasion of the forthcoming international conference for supporting the Syrian refugees, due in London on Thursday.
Salama indicated that the London convention should aim at helping the refugees in various realms, namely education. Children should be able to attend classes and enjoy proper health care, he said.
UNICEF needs to raise USD 1.4 billion to help the Syrian children resume classes, employ teachers, improve education and boost youth skills, Salama added.
Kuwait had alone contributed with USD 134.5 million for UNICEF between 2013-2015. (end) mjb.maa.rk