UN aid appeal equal to Britain's annual gardening budget

The UN's latest aid appeal for Syria tops £5 billion - an amount that the organisation's High Commissioner for Refugees said is beyond the scope of the world's national aid budgets.

To put the amount into perspective, the UN points out that it is equivalent to what Brits spend on gardening each year:

Infographic released by UNHCR
Infographic released by UNHCR Credit: UNHCR

Watch our correspondent John Ray's special report on the children of Zaatari refugee camp here.

You can donate to the UN appeal here.

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