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8 things you need to know about the Syrian crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) speaks with a distressed woman during his tour of the Syrian refugee camp at Islahiye in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria. Mr. Ban is on an official visit to Turkey, where he will also meet with the country’s political leaders. 07 December 2012 Islahiye, TurkeyThe United Nations and its partners have dramatically increased their 2013 humanitarian appeal for Syria to approximately US$4.4  billion, from the $1.5  billion that was requested to cover January to June. This reflects the fact that the needs of people in Syria, and of those who have fled the country, are growing by the day. This appeal is the largest humanitarian Continue reading