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UN top official calls for more support of refugees amid Syria crisis

9 November 2015 10:20


A top official from the United Nations says aid to Syrian refugees must “go beyond relief” and should help them have a living close to what they had in their country.

On Sunday, speaking in a conference on the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, the head of the UN Development Program (UNDP), Helen Clark, said sufficient funding is needed to help the refugees.

Clark also said that, “the critical thing for Syrians and for the countries in the neighborhood is support here, now,” adding that “It must go beyond relief. People want dignity. They want services. They want livelihoods. Our response is focused around those things which enable them to be independent, not dependent.”

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