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    Unicef launches record $2.2bn crisis appeal

    Unicef launches record $2.2bn crisis appeal
    February 21, 2014

    GENEVA - Unicef launched a record $2.2 billion aid appeal Friday to help tens of millions of children around the world, saying the lion's share was to deal with the Syria war.

    "Children are always the most vulnerable group in emergencies, facing a high risk of violence, exploitation, disease and neglect," said Ted Chaiban, head of emergency operations at the UN children’s agency.

    The appeal outstripped the call for $1.4 billion made by Unicef at the beginning of 2013, and which was revised to $1.7 billion in October.

    Unicef said that 40 per cent of the money it was asking for would be destined to tackle the impact of Syria’s civil war.

    Children make up a major proportion of the millions of Syrians driven from their homes by the vicious conflict, and who have either headed to other parts of the country or flooded across the borders to neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

    All told, Unicef said it aims to provide humanitarian aid to 59 million children in 50 war- and disaster-stricken countries this year, as well as 26 million adults.

    Chaiban has just returned from South Sudan -- the world’s youngest country and one of its poorest -- where fighting broke out between government and rebel forces in December.

    Over 400,000 children and their families have been displaced by the conflict there.

    "The rainy season is coming and we need to pre-position supplies and reinforce essential services, for which we need urgent funding to prevent a catastrophe," said Chaiban.

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    I'm sure Russia and Iran will be itching to pay their share.

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    As will the gulf states and pakistan.

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    we should have the Americans pay for it, after all they started that shit

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    But please wait a moment Mr. "Ted Chaiban, head of emergency operations at the UN children’s agency"

    And Mr. "Chaiban (who) has just returned from South Sudan".

    I would guess that your monthly Salary would feed a family of 4 in South Sudan for several years; and the cost of your visit - with the essential entourage of course (Charter Flight - probably) - a whole village for a decade.

    I never donate to these people - UN Agencies, "NGO's" whatever.

    Give, personally, to local people you see everyday and know that 100% of your money is going to those really in need.

    Parasites like the UN and NGO's are just that - parasites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    we should have the Americans pay for it, after all they started that shit
    Really?

    Did they shoot at the civilians in Dara'a then?


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    A commentator wrote, "Buying a homeless man a sandwich for two dollars is a direct investment of resources. Appropriating twenty billion dollars to feed a sandwich to every homeless man in America will feed sandwiches to a small percentage of the homeless at a cost of four thousand dollars a sandwich."

    Taking the minimum possible OP number of 'tens of millions', ie 20 million, that gives just $110 per child, less exes, so they each get a bowl of rice...and the mindless masses will feel righteous as another money mountain disappears into numbered accounts.

    But maybe I'm wrong and the UN can be trusted with that kind of money.

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