IOM appeals for $177 millionListen /
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday launched an appeal for $177 million to address the needs of migrants and those internally displaced by conflict or disasters.
This includes "third-country nationals," or people caught in these situations while outside their homelands.
For example, IOM spokesman Jumbe Omari Jumbe estimates there are more than 125,000 third-country nationals in Syria.
He says a confirmed 2,109 third-country nationals want to leave Syria.
"We have actually up to date assisted 641 third-country nationals to leave Syria through Lebanon mainly, but also through Jordan, back to their countries, mainly to Bangladesh and The Philippines. And now, we are forming a task force to go to Jordan to try to find out how many others are willing to go." (Duration: 25″)