IOM appeals for $36 million to help Syrian refugees

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yrian refugees head to safety in a neighbouring country

More than $30 million is needed to help Syrian refugees and migrant workers who can't return to their countries.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is assisting the refugees in all the neighbouring countries as the Syrian conflict continues.

IOM Spokesperson Jumbe Omari Jumbe says some of the refugees arrive at the border after walking for days and some of them suffer from tuberculosis.

"We are appealing for $36 million to cover all our activities in Syria and neighbouring countries. Now we provide transport from the borders, health screening which is very important to prevent the spread or outbreak of communicable diseases. We provide also non-food items like blankets, buckets and things like that which are also vital for those people who are fleeing their country." (Duration: 28")

Jumbe Omari Jumbe says there are four million people in need of assistance inside Syria and 600,000 refugees in neighbouring countries.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 1'13"

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