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U.N. relief agencies seek $16 billion to meet 'unprecedented' needs
U.N. relief agencies seek $16 billion to meet 'unprecedented' needs

Armed conflicts driving millions to flee their homes have intensified over the last year and created an "unprecedented" refugee crisis that will require $16.4 billion to address next year, United Nations aid agencies warned Monday. The humanitarian disaster in Syria continued to escalate this year, leaving the U.N. World Food Program with a $64-million shortfall that forced it to suspend a rationing program last week for 1.7 million of the displaced living in neighboring countries. Syria, South Sudan, Iraq and the Central African Republic, all consumed by intractable battles,  account for 70% of the relief demands placed on the international community, the U.N. Office...

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