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UN: Nearly 2 in 3 Syrians in Need of Humanitarian Aid

The United Nations reports 11.7 million people or nearly two-thirds of Syria’s population is dependent on international humanitarian assistance for survival.  The U.N. has drawn up a so-called humanitarian response plan detailing the staggering needs in advance of an international pledging conference for Syria in Brussels March 12 to 14. The U.N. has not yet come up with a dollar amount for its humanitarian plan for Syria.  But based on last year’s $3.36 billion-dollar appeal,...

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