Nearly $500 million needed to help Syrian refugeesListen /
The United Nations says it will require nearly $488 million to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis up from $200 million requested earlier this year.
Aid agencies estimate that the number of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey will increase from the current 300,000 to over 700,000 by the end of the year.
Humanitarian agencies have scaled-up assistance in response to the increase in numbers and needs of refugees.
Derrick Mbatha reports