UN launches largest appeal in its 68-year history

The UN today has launched the largest humanitarian appeal in its 68-year history to help those affected by the war in Syria. Watch the appeal video below:

Watch: Trying to help the Syrian children reared on war

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Syrian refugees need $5bn aid

The UN has launched its biggest ever aid appeal for Syria as the scale of the refugee crisis continues to escalate. Aid agencies need over $5bn to fund their operations in and around Syria until the end of the year, the UN said.