Global appeal launched to end war in Syria

On 5 January 2016, Ghinwa, 7, and her brother Alaa, 11, at Al-Khalidia Al-Khamisa informal settlement in Homs, Syria. Photo credit: UNICEF/UN06843/Sanadiki

More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies have issued a joint appeal urging the world to unite and end the war in Syria.

The civil conflict there is entering its sixth year.

Around 250,000 people have been killed and some 13.5 million inside the country need relief assistance.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is one of the agencies behind the appeal.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to UNICEF's John Budd.

He began by asking Mr Budd for an update on what is happening on the ground  in Syria.

Duration: 3'35"

 

 

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