An injured Syrian man sits at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma on December 8, 2014, following two reported airstrikes by government forces. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANY
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The UN appealed Monday for $16.4 billion to provide aid to nearly 60 million people worldwide next year, with almost half the amount aimed at helping victims of Syria's drawn-out conflict.The appeal is calling for $2.8 billion to help 12.2 million people inside the war-ravaged country next year, including 7.6 million people who have been internally displaced.Another $4.4 million will be needed to help more than three million Syrian refugees and some three million vulnerable people in overwhelmed host communities in neighboring countries, the appeal said.However, Amos announced that an emergency appeal to the public had closed a $64-million funding shortfall that caused the UN World Food Program last week to suspend food aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees.
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