Amin Awad, UNHCR Director for the Middle East and North Africa, attends a news conference in Amman, Jordan May 31, 2018. REUTERS/ Stringer
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A "critical gap" in funding for Syrian refugees and host communities this year could lead to cuts in vital services, threatening social stability in host countries and refugees' futures, United Nations and aid agencies warned Thursday.Humanitarian organizations had asked international donors for $5.6 billion this year to support 5.5 million Syrian refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, and 4 million nationals from those host countries.UNHCR is the U.N.'s refugee agency.
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