UN: 7 Million Syrians Displaced by War
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The head of the UN refugee agency in Syria said 7 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the population, have been displaced by the country's civil war.
Tarik Kurdi told The Associated Press on Monday that 5 million of the displaced are still in Syria while about 2 million have fled to neighboring countries.
He said 2 million children are among those directly affected by the war.
Kurdi stated that UN assistance has been a "drop in the sea of humanitarian need" and that the funding gap is "very, very wide."
He said international donors have sent less than one-third of the money needed to help those displaced by the war.
More than 100,000 Syrians have been killed since an uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad erupted in 2011.